Change management framework to enable sustainable outsourcing of facilities management services

Sridarran, Pournima and Fernando, Nirodha (2016) Change management framework to enable sustainable outsourcing of facilities management services. Journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6 (3). pp. 317-331. ISSN 2044-124X

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Abstract

Purpose: In this present globalised era, outsourcing has become a very popular and much sought after procurement strategy for Facilities Management (FM). Generally, a sustainable procurement system should be capable enough to deliver the services free of disruptions. However, outsourcing can bring about changes in working patterns, organisational culture and management styles which can possibly disrupt the activities of an organisation. In order to avoid such disruptions, organisations need to adopt a measured approach towards this change. Accordingly, this research aims to investigate the importance of change management to enable sustainable outsourcing of FM services.
Design/Methodology/Approach: Within commercial building context, the questions of ‘why change is not managed during outsourcing of FM services’ and ‘how can it be managed’ are investigated through case studies.
Findings: Organisations encountered various disagreements due to inadequate management of change during outsourcing. If the changes emanating from outsourcing are not managed satisfactorily, it would result in possible disruptions. However, to make changes happen successfully is one of the most challenging tasks faced by the leadership and corporate management of the organisations.
Value: In order to facilitate the practitioners in the industry, this paper finally offers a framework for change management during outsourcing based on the findings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: outsourcing, change management, building operations, Sri Lanka
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Nirodha Fernando
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 10:21
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:59
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/25342

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