Most companies see accommodation as a necessary evil. It only gets management attention when the organisation is doing badly and is looking for cost reductions; if people grow so fast that accommodation cannot be obtained, or if there is too little maintenance reservation, which has created a (financial) mismatch with the real estate market.
The common view among entrepreneurs is that accommodation is an operational headache. The focus is mainly on the cost aspect. There is nothing wrong with that in itself. However, in addition to cost awareness, benefit awareness is just as important. The accommodation also adds value. It consists of ‘building blocks’ that can be used to realize the organisational goals.
“Accommodation: A Strategic Resource or Operational Headache?” (René Stevens)
Read more in the Dutch article ‘Huisvesting: Een strategisch middel of operationele hoofdpijn’ published in FM Executive magazine. (20041101 FM Executive – Author: René P.M. Stevens MSc Arch/MBA).
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