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3 Things Facility Managers Need to Do

3 Things Facility Managers Need to Do

  Facility Managers do a lot of things and sometimes those things get in the way of what they should be doing. They get re-directed by the latest trends and concepts and neglect to focus on the fundamental things that drive results and improve what we do. Instead of spending so much effort always responding […]

By February 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Skills Gap in Facility Management

The Skills Gap in Facility Management

  I recently held a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting for the Certificate in Facility Management at Ryerson University for which I am the Academic Coordinator. It is a continuing education program for people in the Facility Management industry to develop and upgrade their skills. The PAC was formed for a program review to identify […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
You Don’t Need A Seat at the C-Suite Boardroom Table

You Don’t Need A Seat at the C-Suite Boardroom Table

It’s a common misconception that Facility Managers need a seat at the C-Suite table along with the COO, CEO, CFO, CIO, and the other top executives. Quite simply you don’t. And in most organizations, you won’t. The nature of what we do as Facility Managers, while important to your organization’s success, simply won’t warrant a […]

By March 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Top 10 Reasons Your Company Needs a Facilities Management Professional Like You

Top 10 Reasons Your Company Needs a Facilities Management Professional Like You

  Does your Company know why a Professional Facilities Manager like you is essential to get the best value out of their Facilities? Facilities represent a large part of any company’s assets and expenses (usually the second highest cost behind personnel) yet Facilities Management doesn’t usually receive the same attention that other parts of organization […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
What your HR department should know about Facilities Management

What your HR department should know about Facilities Management

  The Facilities Management profession is not well understood by organizations and often even less so by your Human Resources department. They are more likely to deal with the large number of employees engaged in the core business of your organization or in the more recognizable support professions like IT, finance, sales, etc. As a […]

By February 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
3 Things Facility Managers should do today

3 Things Facility Managers should do today

Facility Managers are always getting things done around their facility, whether its responding to a complaint, dealing with space issue, organizing a move, coordinating maintenance or delivering customer service. It almost feels like you are on a treadmill, moving ahead but never really getting to the end. It’s a fact of life in the Facilities […]

By September 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Facility Management Isn’t The Only Profession That Needs Skills Outside Their Core Function

Facility Management Isn’t The Only Profession That Needs Skills Outside Their Core Function

I was talking to a contact in a different industry about the Facilities Management department at their company and the general lack of balance between the technical or functional skills and other general business skills within the facilities industry. Interestingly, my contact shifted the discussion to their own profession and the fact that they have […]

By June 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
7 Features of a High Performing Facilities Management Department

7 Features of a High Performing Facilities Management Department

The Facilities Management profession has come a long way, and modern management, leadership and business practices are required not only for you to service your organization well, but to also compete internally for scarce resources and demonstrate your value. Here are the features of a High Performing FM Department that if you aren’t already doing, […]

By March 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Shifting From Maintenance to Management in Facilities Management – Business Skills vs. Technical Skills

Shifting From Maintenance to Management in Facilities Management – Business Skills vs. Technical Skills

The modern Facility Manager needs a slightly different mix of skills to navigate not just within the profession, but within their own organizations to be successful, especially if they want to become the Head of FM, whether for a small organization or a multi-national corporation. The FM Knowledge Grid illustration (see a larger one further […]

By September 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

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