Making Innovation Work
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs
Innovation is a big topic in FM. Clients asks for it, and providers promise it – often in a seemingly unending cycle.
But what is innovation? How do you identify it, how do you measure it, how do you assess the benefits? Can we require innovation, should we plan for it, must we budget for it?
This key concept in facilities management – increasingly central in recent years as both clients and providers have felt the pressure to sharpen their performance – remains elusive. Innovation is easy to talk about but much harder to deliver. Yet when truly innovative ideas emerge and are put into practice, the benefits are clear – whether they are measured in terms of lower costs, greater efficiency, improved employee well-being, reduced impact on the environment, or in some other value-adding way.
What can we learn from the leaders in innovation - those who have made it work, introducing new ideas to deliver change for the better? And what insights can we gather from the latest academic and research work being done in this critical area of business?
Workplace Futures 2014 will bring together the leading players in FM innovation – from those who are studying it to understand the how’s and why’s, to those who are doing it to deliver real, measurable benefit. Innovation doesn’t have to be elusive; and those promises don’t have to go unfulfilled.
Join us on Tuesday, 11 February 2014, to listen, share, learn and network – you are sure to come away with real value.