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Corporate facilities management companies and their role in the modern workplace

In this blog, we will discuss the role of facilities management companies in the corporate workplace. We will explore the key responsibilities and requirements of corporate FM operations, and how they play an indispensable role in keeping the wheels of the modern workplace turning smoothly to create fantastic guest experiences.


What do corporate facilities management companies do?


According to The International Organisation for Standardisation, the definition of facilities management is the “organisational function which integrates people, places and processes within the built environment to improve the quality of life of people and the productivity of the core business.”


As a corporate office facilities management specialist, Anabas manages and maintains office buildings and workplaces to create better working environments for employees and guests across a range of different services. The scope of a corporate facilities management contract can be vast or can be streamlined to one service only, depending on the requirements of a client.


In recent years the role of facilities management teams, particularly those that specialise in corporate FM, has a greater emphasis on aligning its operations with a business’ culture and values. The focus now is on employee engagement and wellbeing, and making the workplace a destination that is worth the cost and time of a commute.


This often means that roles within each facilities management provision have adapted too, with Anabas launching new roles like workplace experience managers and workplace community managers. In our previous blog post, we explored how the traditional front of house role has evolved to have a greater focus on employee wellbeing and supporting new working models – a far cry from the stereotypical traditional receptionist role.


Why is facilities management important?


Working with facilities management companies ensure that your buildings and workplaces are maintained and managed to the highest standards. This can increase efficiency and improve the overall workplace experience for your employees, customers, and guests.


Facilities management companies will integrate seamlessly within your business and deliver their services, giving you the capacity and bandwidth to focus on your other business operations, safe in the knowledge that there is an expert team on hand to maintain your workplace and keep it running smoothly.


Facilities management provisions are also important when it comes to saving on costs, too. They can manage your premises and assets, and track and monitor issues to plan and take a more reactive approach, saving costs in the longer-term.

What are the different types of facilities management services?


Facilities management services are split between two core areas: hard FM and soft FM.


Hard FM services concern all the physical parts of your building to keep it safe and fully operational. These services include everything from mechanical and electrical maintenance, plumbing, repairs, and decoration. They operate with complete compliance to health and safety legislation to ensure the wellbeing of everyone in your building or workplace, while maintaining it to the highest of standards.


Soft FM services, on the other hand, provide secure, clean and comfortable environments for everyone in the workplace. These services include cleaning and environmental services, security, catering, front of house and mailroom management.


At Anabas, we self-deliver total facilities management contracts, which encompass both hard and soft FM provisions. These contracts ensure that the standards across both service areas are managed consistently as part of the complete user journey throughout your workplace.


Corporate facilities management companies, like Anabas, transcend the traditional confines of the FM provider role and have adapted to the evolving demands of modern workplaces. In this ever-evolving landscape, where the lines between work and wellbeing blur, facilities management companies continue to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of workplace experiences and are agile enough to adapt their service delivery to accommodate.

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