A profession’s progress
The IWFM Impact Awards is one of my favourite times of the year. It’s like the festive season for our profession. Everybody comes together to celebrate. Those whose best practice, innovation and great service make it onto the ‘excellent list’ raises the bar on what can be achieved.
Every project that makes the final is a cut above and I credit all those whose time and effort to put their best work forward for scrutiny enables us all to gain from their stories. I can only imagine the tough task before the judges as they chose the 15 winners from the 63 finalists. All of them exceptional, reflecting the fundamental contribution that the workplace and facilities sector is making to contemporary challenges at every level, from frontline care to smart innovation.
On the night, we celebrated outstanding work touching on some of the biggest
themes affecting communities and businesses around the world, such as sustainability, health and wellbeing, and workplace optimisation (which feeds into the future of work debate that will no doubt continue for some months – maybe years).
These themes will be at the forefront of IWFM’s strategy in the coming year as we seek to lead, inform and represent our profession. Workplace and facilities managers are on the frontline of the greatest challenges facing the world today and in the future, so it is critical that you are equipped to face them. With expert support from our volunteers and partners, I am confident we will all succeed together. I look forward to being back together at the same time next year to celebrate your outstanding contributions.
Linda Hausmanis is CEO of the IWFM
To read the full November/December 2021 edition, click here.