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BIFM's ThinkFM goes to the edge

Published 18th March, 2015 by Neil Nixon

BIFM's ThinkFM goes to the edge

BIFM has opened delegate bookings for its conference, ThinkFM. Called 'The competitive edge: gaining competitive advantage through the workplace', this business symposium will explore the role the workplace plays in supporting organisational performance and creating competitive edge. Supported by Sodexo, as headline sponsor, and building on the success of last year's event, the conference will take place on 13 May 2015 at Kings Place, London N1 and will once again be hosted by Daisy McAndrew, the former economics editor for ITV News.

Gareth Tancred, CEO of BIFM, said: “The convergence of people, place and process is where value is created. Whatever the purpose of the workplace - a call centre, a laboratory or a rugby stadium - if you treat each in isolation, you are inherently missing out on the advantages of having a coherent and coordinated workplace strategy. Each aspect feeds, informs and nurtures the other. This is what the art of facilities management is and we urge all business leaders and FMs to critically evaluate - are we truly leveraging these assets in the most effective way? Can we achieve greater competitive advantage by taking more of a business-wide approach that is wholly integrated into the organisation's objectives?”

During the day, delegates will explore a number of overall concepts including the influence of environments and processes on human behaviour and how working lives will be organised in the future. Technology's impact on the human condition and what it means for the workplace will be considered. The event also includes a series of practical case studies conducted by some of the world's leading organisations and reveals how they have delivered competitive edge.

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