All organisations require a number of activities and services to function adequately in order to be able to carry out their core business operations. These activities are often referred to as “support functions” and the task of facilities management is to ensure that they are available at in the right form, of the right quality and in the absence of ‘FM’ the availability of services might be left to chance, potentially impacting the goal at the right cost.
FM can therefore be described as the deliberate and competent coordination of an organization’s “support functions” in a way that contributes to it achieving its core goals.
Historically FM activities have been carried out by a wide variety of in-house departments (HR, Admin, Maintenance, Procurement etc.) but the global trend towards outsourcing and the emergence of the FM Profession in Nigeria has seen and ever increasing number of organizations opting to tap in to the many benefits of outsourcing some or all of their support functions.
Why Outsource FM Activity?
The best FM companies employ experienced and highly skilled subject matter in various technical & non-technical disciplines, technology and manpower which they have invested in or developed over a period of time, all of which they deploy to the benefit of their clients. Some of the benefits of outsourcing FM services are as follows: