BIFM-BusinessDay Facilities Management survey gains traction
A survey, which is being conducted by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) in conjunction with BusinessDay, is gaining traction.
It is targeted at players in the country’s Facilities Management (FM) industry and users of their services. The survey was launched two weeks ago and has drawn the attention of major players in the FM industry to the need for a Business Confidence Monitor.
The first of its kind, the outcome of the survey will be used to produce the Facilities Management Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) Nigeria, which will detail the outlook of business leaders in the FM industry for the next 12 months.
Overall, the research aims to gain a full picture of FM sector confidence by canvassing the views of the sector’s senior decision makers as well as the teams delivering those services. It asks for opinion on current business performance, the business outlook for the coming months, and individual career prospects of people working within facilities services organisations, large or small, at all levels and encompassing all roles. It can be accessed on http://goo.gl/TLsJDp.
Speaking on the BCM, chair of BIFM Nigeria, Wale Odufalu says, “Information is key to making strategic decisions, with timely and relevant information, uncertainty is reduced and organisations can make more informed decisions. Unfortunately the lack of industry data is one of the challenges faced in the FM industry in Nigeria.
“BIFM Nigeria believes the BCM will provide valuable insight and value to FM professionals, and the business community, on the business outlook for the next 12 months as it garners opinion from industry players at different levels from both the client side as well as the supply side of FM.”
Commenting on the development, Frank Aigbogun, publisher, BusinessDay, says, “This is a laudable initiative, which has the potential of creating more awareness about activities in the facilities management industry.”
Peter Brogan, BIFM research and information manager, adds, “On completion, the BCM will be able to show how confident organisations are, about the prospects of the FM industry in Nigeria over the year ahead; and how the existing performance of facilities management professionals are rated within the market. This is a very exciting project for us.”
Odufalu continued, “BIFM’s community group in Nigeria was set up to support the growing FM industry and an increased number of FM professionals from across the country. With BIFM supporting a Business Confidence Monitor in Nigeria it demonstrates the respect of the existing FM market as well as the potential growth opportunities for the sector.
“We are also delighted to have the support of the leading business publication in the country, Business Day. Its informative editorials, news and reports have commented on various areas of the economy such as construction, infrastructure, maritime, agriculture, oil and gas, to mention a few. It is therefore a great delight to see this respected media partner coming on board to work with the facilities management sector in Nigeria.”
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