Creating Value through Strategic Facilities Planning involves both Planning (What you do) and Strategic Thinking (How you think).
In today’s environment, Facility Managers (FM’s) must develop multiple scenarios of the future, determine appropriate facility responses (using strategic thinking), perform analysis and develop a “straw man” executive presentation. During the course of plan development, they should uncover their facilities’ Value Proposition (or lack thereof). This is a prerequisite to beginning an executive-level conversation about facilities. Then, when things change, FM’s can quickly adapt the most appropriate scenario to support fact-based decisionmaking.