Convergence is a key issue for facilities management. As organisations, work and the workplace change at ever-increasing rates, FM must more and more work in concert with other key support disciplines.
These disciplines include CRE, HR, IT, finance, procurement – even marketing. So what does this mean for the future of FM?
The big areas of potential convergence are property, place and people. Traditionally, there have been some serious gaps, conflicts and overlaps between disciplines – so, how are we doing in breaking down the silos? Are we communicating effectively? Is collaboration delivering? Where and how are these diverse professions working together efficiently and effectively for the benefit of the organisation?
And critically – how far will convergence go, and what do we need to do to ensure we get the best possible results?
Workplace Futures 2015 tackled the big issues here, bringing together a panel of carefully selected expert speakers and facilitating discussion to produce interesting, timely and practical information and insights.