To successfully direct the course of your business or organisation you need to know where you are now and where you want to be. This will involve effectively implementing change strategies and getting the most from your three biggest assets; people, technology and buildings.
Knowing where and when to invest your capital is a skill, it involves using the appropriate level of programme and project management systems and people to get the work done. A well managed capital investment allows you to focus your time on your business or organisation knowing that investments are on track to success.
Well managed change is of significant value to any business or organisation, it involves integrating the people, the technology and the buildings so that they are open to adopting any new strategic direction. The best change management is jargon free and creates an atmosphere where your people are motivated and excited about the new direction.
Businesses and organisations are constantly seeking ways to eliminate waste, they do this because they know that the savings made will fund future investment ideas. They understand that significant monies are locked in to old ways of working and they systematically seek to get the most from their people, technology and buildings without sacrificing value.
Andy Slaney investigates how a legislative change on the letting of commercial properties could be a criminal offence by April 2018
According to this week’s Estate Gazette some 200,000 commercial properties in England and Wales have an Energy Performance Rating of F or G. These are typically older properties and have the poorest performance in terms of CO2 production (kg) per m² of floor space. If you are a landlord of such property OR rent space within such a property please read on as from April 2018 it will be illegal to let such property. ... Read Full Article
Andy Slaney, Director at Provelio, discusses the possible implications of the Community Infrastructure Levy.
Great discussion about The Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL at Foot Anstey's offices in Bristol last week when I attended this month’s Development Masterclass. This was an interesting subject that was new to many.
CIL is essentially a tax on landowners (excluding Charities and Registered Social Landlords) who are fortunate enough to secure planning permission for development. It covers various types of development, however, the debate concentrated on housing. ... Read Full Article
Paul Wilson discusses how to unlock the value in procurement.
The recent move by London Underground to appoint specialist trades directly, by-passing main contractors, is another indicator that clients are really starting to challenge the status-quo of current procurement models. The most common models with consultants at the front end, followed by contractor engagement downstream and then the specialist trades even further ( if at all) beyond that are not delivering the outcomes that clients need. ... Read Full Article
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