Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management (CRE/FM) outsourcing initiatives are destined to end badly if leadership ignores the interpersonal dynamics of their team, or fails to address how their corporate culture might negatively impact a successful partnership with a real estate service provider.
To be successful, these potential roadblocks must be acknowledged, labeled, addressed, and resolved prior to starting a CRE/FM outsourcing process or any other strategic real estate initiative.
Verum’s unique and proprietary process, called V.E.R.U.M., tackles these challenges. Here’s what we do:
V = Validate Assumptions — We assess your CRE/FM environment, giving you insight to organizational challenges and constraints, and setting a realistic starting point for your outsourcing initiative.
E = Eliminate Obstacles — We identify issues that could prevent you from achieving success and highlight factors that could derail your outsourcing plans, including your team’s cultural capacity for change.
R = Re-cast Expectations — We believe people commit to what they own or create. We give your team ownership by eliciting personal commitments and generating mutual support and accountability while revisiting and modifying your initial CRE/FM outsourcing plan(s).
U = Unveil the New Strategy — We design clear, achievable, and realistic tactical steps of a new plan, which greatly increases the level of collaboration and team cohesion.
M = Manage the Implementation — It is crucial to act quickly. We help you start strong and stay focused, so that your hard work pays off!
“Vik has developed a proprietary methodology to help identify, address and resolve client-specific problems and challenges that could hinder a project’s successful outcome. His V.E.R.U.M. process quickly gets the client’s sourcing and/or project teams committed and aligned BEFORE kicking off the initiative. The result is a cohesive and committed team that can focus on getting the work done rather than stopping to deal with fire drills. If you’ve ever had a promising project derail and cause headaches and delays, you should definitely reach out to Vik.”
– Paul Ham, VP Support Services at Ridgeview Medical Center
“If you’re looking for someone to help improve your team’s motivation and performance, Vik is your guy! The V.E.R.U.M. process and the Discovery approach are amazing. Vik uses his analytics and in depth knowledge to quickly coordinate everyone which leads to greater team synergy. This enables stronger results and full commitment to the effort. I highly recommend Vik for his knowledge and style also.”
– Nancy Martel, Director of Business Development – Kraus-Anderson