The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a new guide to best practice on facilities management processes.
RICS claims that its White Book will help set improved standards in facilities management, a field which it believes will lead the way in creating more sustainable, efficient and cost effective workplaces.
The strategic role of facilities management in business performance will be the first guidance note published by RICS as part of a programme of facilities management standards which will make up the White Book.
The first edition of this series includes guidance on areas of business where facility managers can make a strategic impact, including:
• Developing facilities management strategies linked to the property and business objectives of an organisation
• Performance management and improvement
• Sourcing and procurement of property, projects and goods and services
• Contract management
• Service delivery
• Risk management
• Change management
The strategic role of facilities management in business performance will be joined by further guidance notes on security, performance improvement and strategic sourcing, due to be released over the next 12 months.
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