27 May 2020

Many have argued that the ‘new normal’ occasioned by COVID-19 will equally extend to the workplace. Besides the use of space, one very popular trend and topic on the impact of COVID-19 on the workplace is how it is suddenly fast-forwarding the remote part of the future of work. The future of work is said to be wherever, whenever, and so on. This means that place and time will be secon...

29 Apr 2020

As businesses around the world continue to seek ways of keeping their heads above the COVID-19 waters, the global Facilities Management (FM) market – and indeed those of developing markets such as Nigeria, also continues to respond to the changes the pandemic presents before them. This was the crux of our know-sharing initiative, FM Market Outlook Series. The series, with the theme: T...

08 Apr 2020

As part of its continued effort to develop the Facilities Management Industry in Africa and enhance professional skills within the market, Alpha Mead Training Centre, AMTC, as part of its FM Market Outlook Series, wishes to announce a webinar to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Facilities Management sector. The webinar, which will be led by Ukeme Peters, Head, P...

03 Apr 2020

The need to contain the COVID-19 pandemic globally has necessitated the need for people to work from home. Nigeria has also borrowed a leaf from some of the best practices recommended by the United Nations, compelling both the state and federal governments to implement total or partial lock down. This has presented a new way of life to most employees and a new structure to organisatio...

23 Mar 2020

The Corona Virus Pandemic has surly introduced new twists into everything – work, leisure, lifestyle, interactions and even families. One of such twists is the seeming endorsement – or should we say compulsion of remote working? Remote working has been a debate for over a decade; with different arguments for and against and different stories from those who have given it a trial. Th...

02 Mar 2020

Last week, Lagos state recorded its first case of Corona Virus (Covid-19). The case which was reported on February 27th, 2020 is the first to be reported in Nigeria since the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan, China. The Government, through the Federal and state ministries of Health and other relevant agencies, has been devising measures to control and contain further spread of the virus...

10 Oct 2019

Facilities Managers should constantly strive to improve their effectiveness in maintaining an organization. This involves considerably more than checking up on the janitor – the role of a Facility Manager is to provide necessary operational and maintenance functions to maintain the function of integrating people, place and process with the purpose of improving the quality of life of peop...

24 Sep 2019

Today’s Facilities Managers need to track all processes and operations to be certain they are making the best decisions that are based on accurate information. As a Facilities Manager, you must be aware of the importance of tracking Facilities Management metrics at your workplace. These metrics provide in-depth data that reflects the performance of key assets in your organization. Key...

27 Aug 2019

Facilities Management is the function that integrates people, place and process with the purpose of improving the quality of life of the people and the productivity of the core business”. Fundamentally, this definition places three responsibilities on Facilities Management team or company. These responsibilities are the integration of people, process and place, the improvement of people’...

19 Aug 2019

The future of work offers unparalleled opportunities, but also significant challenges. So much has been said about the future of work, significantly changes are happening to the ways we did things few decades ago; and artificial intelligence, robotics and ultimately, the Internet of Things (IoTs) are at the heart of both business operations and human development. In many respects, the...