Facilitate Magazine January/February 2023
Make change happen in 2023
“When will it end?” has been the common refrain in recent years, but the answer is much closer to home than you may think. Just look in the mirror.
As an individual, many factors are outside your control; as a workplace and facilities professional, the power to create positive change is within your grasp. After all, it’s when we focus on what we can control that change happens.
Our profession’s opportunities are fostered by the same challenges we share with business and society, such as successful sustainability outcomes, adapting to changes in building safety to prevent further tragedies, and unblocking the future-of-work impasse.
By focusing on social value to empower communities, you can brighten futures that are overcast with the gloom of the cost-of-living crisis. These challenges and more land squarely within your remit and spheres of influence.
As FMs, you have special status as the controller of key levers that drive organisational performance and the unique ability to bring functions together. With these capabilities combined, you can make change happen. That gives you remit, influence, and rare abilities.
The final piece of the jigsaw is having the knowledge and skills to deliver; to this end, we have consulted members on their needs to identify areas for investment in 2023 and will continue to develop our offer to ensure you’re empowered to meet the challenges ahead.
Another annus horribilis is behind us; together, we can make our anni mirabiles – but only if we take the chance to change.
Linda Hausmanis is CEO of the IWFM
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