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Document management – is it part of an FM’s role?

PAPER_MEN_PyramidThe role of the facilities manager has steadily increased in scope over the past few years, with responsibilities such as health and safety and sustainability added to the traditional hard and soft services most facilities managers (FMs) look after.

Today, as major changes in technology alter the way people work and customers buy, we are seeing an explosion of data at a time when both regulators and the general public are striving to maintain privacy.

With privacy and protection of data breaches being a hot topic in recent headline news, information and document management are becoming increasingly important to companies, and it appears document management responsibilities may well have been added to the FM’s ‘to do’ list.

With that in mind, employment and compliance specialist, Workplace Law, is conducting a survey to better understand these changes and their impact on the FM’s role. What are the key trends in managing information throughout the document lifecycle? To what extent are FMs involved in buying and managing the services involved? Is this the latest area to be added to the scope of total facilities management (TFM) contracts? How will this affect your role?

You are invited to take their survey to share your own experience and learn about how these issues are shaping the wider facilities management profession today. The survey should take about ten minutes and all your responses will be confidential.

To thank you for your participation, Workplace Law will enter you into a draw for the chance to win one of four iPads. In addition it, will send respondents a summary of the survey results so they can keep up to date on how the FM role is changing.


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