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User perceptions in workplace productivity and strategic FM delivery

Matthew Tucker (Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK)
Andrew Smith (Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK)


ISSN: 0263-2772

Article publication date: 4 April 2008




The purpose of this paper is to explore the importance of user perceptions within an organisational context, and more specifically, how user perceptions are evidenced and positively applied within facilities management (FM).


A conceptual approach is adopted suggesting that user perceptions should be viewed as a holistic process within FM. Via comprehensive literature reviews the paper determines the importance of user perceptions, first, in the context of the user achieving productivity in the workplace as their input and functionalities within the physical environment can inevitably enhance their later experience, and second, in the context of the user later achieving customer satisfaction via strategic FM delivery.


Argues that user perceptions in FM can be analysed through a two‐fold approach: user perception through their input and functionalities in the workplace, and their consequent application of workplace productivity; and user perception through strategic FM delivery and the achievement of customer satisfaction. Identifies an intrinsic linkage between the two and how they are integral to the overall strategic FM process.


Strategic FM delivery is now essential for business survival, where the impetus on ensuring high customer satisfaction coupled with high workplace productivity is illustrated via the “logical customer performance ladder” (LCPL). This paper provides an intriguing insight into how both of these crucial factors can be strategically implemented into FM.



Tucker, M. and Smith, A. (2008), "User perceptions in workplace productivity and strategic FM delivery", Facilities, Vol. 26 No. 5/6, pp. 196-212.



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