How A Facilities Management Company Can Increase Collaboration

08 August 2017

If you prefer to get on with your tasks alone while at the workplace, sooner or later you're going to need to come together with your colleagues to work on a project.

Sometimes, though, it isn't always easy.

If you're finding collaboration difficult while at work, a facilities management company, London based, can help you get back on track. Here's how they can help.

Creating the right working space

The first things a facilities manager will do is come in and inspect the space you're working with. You would be amazed at how much your use of the space can affect how you work. Cattle pen' style offices can sap energy and enthusiasm, and make it harder to communicate.

The facilities manager will help recreate your working space, making it easier to collaborate. For example, they may arrange desks in groups according to projects, so all team members are together and can communicate with ease.

They'll also make sure that appropriate working rooms are installed too, if employees need some space away from the main office. They'll work with you to decide what your needs are, and work around those.

IT solutions

If your team don't all work in the same office, communication can be difficult. However, if you contact a facilities management company, they will be able to help you this.

A facilities manager can look over your current IT set up, and make adjustments so it's easier to allocate tasks and check on team member’s progress. To do this, they'll also look into providing employees with good quality headsets and microphones, too.

They could also look into creating company wide dashboards. These will offer employees the space to get in touch with one another, and chat about the projects they're working on. It's also a great way to get news out company wide, quickly.

Create effective social spaces

Your staff will need good social spaces both to work and relax in during their breaks. A facilities manager will look at the spaces you already have right now, and then analyse how to improve them.

For example, if a social space is missing some equipment, such as a coffee machine or microwave, they'll make sure that it gets included. They'll also ensure that the space is comfortable, whether that means repairing or installing air conditioning, or obtaining more comfortable furniture.

Look at your seating plans

Your office has all kinds of personality types working in it. A facilities manager will seat them so they can get the most out of the work day. The more loud and sociable workers may be seated closer to social spaces, grouped together, so they can share ideas easily. Those who are quieter and work best alone will be seated in quieter, more suitable areas for them so that they can thrive.

If you're looking for a facilities management company in London, then FMS are the right people for you. We can work around your needs, whether that's improving collaboration in the workplace, or simply improving employee management.

 

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