The forces of change are transforming higher educational institutions and the facilities management profession at an ever-increasing breath, depth, and pace. Shifting public views of educational institutions, diminishing financial resources, academic programmatic cuts, widening workforce-skill gaps, generational turnover, ground-shaking technology, and the disruptive change brought to educational institutions by the pandemic are driving facilities management organizations to adapt, reorganize, and reposition for a changing environment and future. Additionally, budgetary pressures and demands for transparency are leading to higher levels of scrutiny on the value returned for the investment made in facilities-related services, operations, and modernization.
“If the rate of change outside your organization is happening faster than the rate of change inside your organization, the end is near.” – Jack Welch
Now more than ever, senior facilities management leaders need a broad understanding, perspective, and context from which to guide their organizations through an expanding array of service delivery and stewardship challenges. The services of APPA Advisors are designed to provide evaluation, advisory, and developmental services tailored to address the specific needs of an organization or institution. Incorporating external peer evaluations also help to align team members as they move together toward a shared goal, objective, or change initiative.