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ThatConsultantBloke · 6M ago

Musings front the facilities front #5

Timing is everything; when you get it right life is good, but the margin between hero and twit can be very small indeed. Luck plays a big part of course, but Lady Luck is a fickle companion ...
ThatConsultantBloke · 6M ago

an FM Christmas Carol

This public holiday’s attempt at a little humour sees a stab at a Christmas carol for those of us in the FM world. You should know the tune, so feel free to add your own verses: Ding dong me...
ThatConsultantBloke · 7M ago

Musings from the facilities front #4

The Case of the Vanishing Bog Roll is not one that you will find amongst the cases of Mr Holmes nor, perhaps, is it likely to crop up as a plot on Midsomer Murders, but it has kept us amused...
ThatConsultantBloke · 7M ago

Musings from the facilities front #3

Life is never dull as an FM; I have heard or read that so many times over the years. People expound about how great it is not knowing what you will face at work each day, but I do wonder if ...
ThatConsultantBloke · 7M ago

Just do it

Things that need to be done can sometimes seem hard, complicated and daunting. Finding a place to start can often be hard and as for trying to get diverse groups of people around the table, ...
ThatConsultantBloke · 8M ago

but in the end nobody did it

We all know the lines about everybody knowing that somebody would do it, but in the end nobody did it; it’s a little off pat, but rings nicely true and it sums up one of the basic issues of ...
ThatConsultantBloke · 8M ago

Musings from the facilities front #2

Service Level Agreements; where would we be without them? A lot better off in the case of most of those that I have inherited and I would like to tear them all up.The need to be specific abo...
ThatConsultantBloke · 8M ago

Musings from the facilities front #1

As regular readers may have spotted I have been back in an operational FM role for a few weeks now and that is one of the reasons for my not having been writing so regularly here. That’s not...
ThatConsultantBloke · 8M ago

Knowing the other party

After my last blog I took some stick from a colleague over my using the term “Know your enemy” in the context of colleagues. In this PC world maybe they have a point, for the phrase as used ...
ThatConsultantBloke · 10M ago

“Prato” and the Site Visit

One of my tenants has a VIP visit coming up and they are looking to create the best impression that they can. Much depends on their own efforts of course, but as the FM team for the site my ...