New IWFM insight report on the culture of FM

Last week the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) became the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM), in what will be a momentous change for the profession as it seeks to raise its voice and its game.

The change from BIFM to IWFM was marked by a launch event in London on 12 November. Our very own Ian Ellison was at the launch event and chaired a debate with leaders from the world of workplace and FM. 

To coincide with the name change, the IWFM has launched the third in our series of insight reports, which explores the culture of the FM profession and includes contributions from Bee Heller at The Pioneers.

‘Culture’ is a term that’s used frequently in the world of workplace and FM, but what is ‘culture’ and how can a better understanding of culture help FM practitioners be more effective at what they do? We explore both of these questions in the report.

Using culture as ‘lens’, the report looks at the FM profession in an attempt to make sense of where it is now, where it wants to be in the future and what it needs to do to get there – based on what FM practitioners themselves have told us.

The report also includes models and thinking tools that can help workplace and FM practitioners to reflect on their own work situation and consider how they may address the challenges they face in their work.

Download a copy of the report here

We'd love to hear what you think of the report. Please get in touch to let us know.

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