ISO 41001 Facilities Management – Management Systems: The Game Changer?
As a professional discipline, facility management (FM) has suffered from an identity crisis. The FM function has been marginalized as support services, while the potential impact and value proposition that a strategic FM approach can contribute to an organization’s productivity and wellbeing continues to be overlooked. It is not helped by the fact that FM does not mean the same thing globally, nationally or even within different organizations. The ISO Facility Management Technical Committee, ISO/TC 267, is doing its part to gain recognition of FM as a distinct profession. In 2017, two ISO standards were published, establishing FM on the global stage. These standards have created an international definition of FM as well as defined many of the terms that we can use and therefore understand across borders. They have also provided guidance on sourcing and a framework for FM agreements. In the Spring of 2018, an ISO Management System Standard for FM will make its debut. This standard will in effect define what the “Management” in FM really means! The opportunity is ripe for facility managers worldwide to bring this standard to their organizations and promote a professional approach to determining and delivering real added value to the organizations that they serve via FM. Join our panel discussion to learn how these newly published FM standards will make a difference to you and your organizations as well as our sector worldwide.
1. Discover the role a management system can play in your strategic FM approach
2. Identify how an FM strategy aligns with the organizational mission
3. Evaluate how FM standards can support your organization and add value
4. Discover the benefits of applying a professional standard for facility management in your organization
3/20/2018 9:00:00 AM
3/20/2018 9:50:00 AM
Chief of Facilities Management
National Gallery of Art
Stanley G. Mitchell, FMIFM, FRICS, IEng
Key Facilities Management
Peter Stroup, P.E.
Director of Facilities
Harvard Medical School