Innovation and Performance
Edited by Keith Alexander, Brian Atkin, Jan Bröchner, Tore Haugen
Routledge – 2004 – 184 pages
Facilities Management sets out a new framework for the discipline of facilities management which challenges many of the norms and which sets out new methods for optimising the performance of a business. Successful facilities managers need a range of skills and need to be able to devise a range of innovative strategies for the future of the organisations in which they work.
This new book follows on directly from Keith Alexander's ground-breaking textbook Facilities Management and focuses on four new themes which have been identified as keys to the new strategy: organisational change and learning, innovation, performance and the knowledge workplace.
Part One: Organisational Change and Learning Part Two: Innovation and the Innovative Workplace Part Three: Performance Part Four: Towards Knowledge Workplaces
Keith Alexander is Professor of Facilities Management and Director of the Centre for Facilities Management at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK.
Jan Brochner is Professor of Organisation of Construction, specialising in Facilities Management, at Chalmers University of Technology in Goteborg, Sweden
Brian Atkin is Programme Director for the Swedish national construction R&D programme, Competitive Building, and a Director of Atkin Research & Development Limited, a specialist consultancy.
Tore I Haugeb is Professor of Architectural Management at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.