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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 →
Which Facility Management Association and Designation is right for you?

Which Facility Management Association and Designation is right for you?

Belonging to a professional association and even having a designation is a great way to develop more credibility, find solutions, expand your professional contacts, make yourself more marketable and generally advance the Facilities Profession. There are a large number of national associations around the world, as listed in my Facility Management book , and provided […]

By August 20, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Changing The Language of Facilities Management

Changing The Language of Facilities Management

I recently had a coffee with a recruitment specialist who focuses on Facilities Management jobs. She confirmed my own observations – increasingly, companies are looking for Facility Management staff who have skills and knowledge beyond just technical. They are looking for Facility Managers (at all levels) with proven management, leadership and business skills, not just […]

By June 29, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Results – Scope & Responsibility Survey

Results – Scope & Responsibility Survey

Our first survey from our Facility Management survey and polls site FMinsight.com was closed late last year and we now have summary results in a highly graphic format. Only participants in the survey recieve the more detailed results, so be sure to contribute to our open surveys on FMinsight.com For our first main survey, inspired […]

By January 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Facility Management Pie – Scope and Responsibility

The Facility Management Pie – Scope and Responsibility

Unlike some professions, Facility Management encompasses many different roles and skills. Not everyone in the facility or property management profession are responsible for all of these roles. Some are responsible for specific functions as specialists, others are responsible for everything while some oversee all these roles through other specialists. Regardless, it’s important to have a […]

By June 5, 2011 11 Comments Read More →
IFMA Facility Fusion 2011 Panel in Boston – The Evolution of FM

IFMA Facility Fusion 2011 Panel in Boston – The Evolution of FM

Recently, I was invited to be on the panel at the opening session of IFMA’s Facility Fusion conference in Boston. The focus of the panel was the ‘Evolution of Facility Management’, a topic I am very passionate about. My recent business trips to the Middle East and Aftrica re-emphasized to me the need to develop […]

By May 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Developing FM Profession: Middle East

The Developing FM Profession: Middle East

I learned about the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) when I was in Abu Dhabi delivering a workshop on Strategic FM. (read what I said about FM in the Middle East) At the time, I heard that they were developing a “Foundations in FM” course for local facility practitioners. Recently, they decided to provide […]

By May 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Facility Management Magazines Listing : A Great Source for Information, Solutions and Ideas

Facility Management Magazines Listing : A Great Source for Information, Solutions and Ideas

Magazines are a great way to learn and to keep up-to-date with what’s happening in the Facility industry. Even if you can’t read every article, you are likely to find something you can use, and if you pass your magazine around your office, everyone will benefit. Many have on-line content so you don’t necessarily need […]

By April 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

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