Modern organisations are subject to continual change - technologiesevolve, organisational structures are modified, people andunderlying cultures are transformed. Yet the facilities thatorganisations occupy are static and can impede the changes that areessential to organisational survival. The response to change interms of property and support services is often too little too late- leading to facilities that do not support organisational reality.The facilities management team is thus constantly challenged tobridge the gap between what an organisation has and what it needs.
Facilities Change Management is a practical evaluation ofthe management of change for facilities managers and relatedprofessions. It considers:
* the forces of change affecting facilities decisions
* the obstacles to change at a resource level and humanlevel
* the effective implementation of change
* the human aspect of change
Each of these is considered in relation to modern facilitiesmanagement issues. The discussion will enable practisingfacilities managers, project managers, surveyors, service providersand architects to understand, engage with and manage facilitieschange effectively at a strategic level. Through real-life casestudies it demonstrates the complexities of change and hiddenelements of change that may undermine carefully plannedprojects.