Tag: leadership

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-15 – Discussion by Wim Pullen (Netherlands) and Chris Payne (UK), David Reynolds (USA)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-15 – Discussion by Chris Payne (UK), David Reynolds (USA) and Wim Pullen (Netherlands) after “World FM Day Session 4”

Recorded on: June 10th, 2015

Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member

David Reynolds, CFM, FMP

Wim Pullen, Center for People and Buildings


Chris Payne and David Reynolds join Wim Pullen, Director of the Center for People and Buildings, in Delft, Netherlands, on June 10, 2015, just after his live Session 4 of World FM Day, 2015, entitled “Progress in evidence based workplace management.”
“What do we know?” and “How do we translate knowledge into well informed decisions?” are the two questions giving rise to evidence based workplace management. The workplace arena is filled with opinions and anecdotal evidence, but big questions like “how does the workplace contribute to productivity growth?” or “Can we enhance employee health and well being in new workplace?” are easy to ask but hard to answer. Nevertheless workplace researchers are eager to develop reliable knowledge that helps to discuss such questions and inform decisions. What is the state of the art and science of knowledge development? What does the future hold?
This is a rich, provocative interview, building toward the end, when Wim takes the making of cost cutting decisions.

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-14 – Discussion by Graham Constable (Australia), Val Moraes (New Zealand), Adam Fang (China) & Chris Payne (UK)

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-14: Discussion by Graham Constable (Australia), Val Moraes (New Zealand), Adam Fang (China) & Chris Payne (UK) after “World FM Day Session 3”

Recorded on: June 10th, 2015

Graham Constable, FMCC STAG Member
Val Moraes CFM is the Managing Director of GregMore Group, a Facilities Management Consultancy based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Adam Fang, FMCC STAG Member
Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member as Social Media Coordinator (Host/Interviewer)


We hear from freelance consultant Graham Constable of Australia, interviewed by Chris Payne of the U.K. on the subject of exercising leadership in managing the facility assets an employer or client. Val Moraes of New Zealand and Adam Fang of China also participated in the webinar on World FM Day, but were not able to be present for this podcast. Their title, “The Importance of Leadership in Facilities & Asset Management – an FMCC Panel Discussion,” lead, in Graham’s view, to a few central points to ensure that the practice of FM can be viewed and experienced by top organizational leaders as one of several that are central to organizational value and well being, rather than simply regarding facilities as a recurring cost to be minimized. Doing so, however, requires competencies and approaches to match executive needs and expectations

FMCC speaks on Influence and Consultants at World Workplace Asia

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

President of the IFMA FMCC, Val Moraes, was one of 500 delegates who attended World Workplace Asia, held at the Hotel Marina Bay Sands in Singapore this week. Val presented the keynote address on the second day, entitled ‘Facilities Manager as Influencer in the C Suite – a Strategic Perspective’.