4 Reasons Why You Should Get Integrated Facilities Management

Jan 21, 2019 | Facilities Management

Anyone who has been involved in the management of the company’s office environment has heard about Integrated Facilities Management (IFM), but do you know what it means exactly?

To put it simply, it is a method of consolidating all your office-related services and processes under one contract and management team. These include office cleaning, washroom maintenance, waste management, ground maintenance and more.

Implemented properly, IFM can provide any organisation with a number of benefits, which can improve productivity and cost-efficiency significantly. They allow you to focus on your business, while giving you an overview of all the operations and processes conducted in your organisation.

So how exactly can you benefit from IFM?

1. Efficient work and task management

IFM is a consolidating move in which a lengthy list of responsibilities, traditionally handled by different internal teams, are given in a single service contract. This results in fewer contracts, teams and resources to manage.

This allows you to get a bird’s-eye view of these processes, rather than multiple separate reports, allows for efficient work and faster responses to issues. Well-managed facilities result in work being more efficient, and less downtime for employees.

2. Cost reduction and savings

When different teams manage different components of the workplace, redundancy and overlap can occur, which increases costs. However, with IFM, inefficiency and unnecessary spending becomes easier to spot, due to greater visibility of operations and a clear channel of communication.

Managing a single budget is definitely going to reduce material and vendor costs rather than managing budgets for multiple teams, and it is also a lot more productive to oversee a single team (rather than multiple partners or employees).

3. Streamlined communication

With a single entity taking care of all facilities management operations, communication is streamlined and effective. With a clear hierarchy established, it is a lot easier to pass on goals and instructions, allowing for faster implementation and decision making.

This also allows for problems to be identified and reported faster, which allows for management processes to be executed faster and effectively.

4. Clearer performance goals

Implementing IFM in your company allows for you to set performance goals a lot more easily, and make sure that all stakeholders and teams understand the goals and the methods to achieve them. This also allows you to design facilities management operations that align with your overall strategic goals and carry out operations accordingly.

Doing this will facilitate faster growth of the organisation, since all processes and methods will be geared towards achieving the goals that you’ve set for yourself.

Get a bespoke IFM service for your organisation

innovatefm’s Integrated Facilities Management solutions allows you to get a bespoke and complete service in alignment with your strategic goals. By establishing a single management team and integrating our services where needed, we can adapt with you as your business grows and changes.

Give us a call on (0161) 724 8999 (option 1) or email us at enquiries@innovatefm.co.uk for more information.