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The Ideal Facility Manager

The Ideal Facility Manager

This is an FM job description i’ve had in my files almost since I started my career in Facility Management over 20 years ago. Almost everyone in the Facility Management profession can relate to this. If you want this to print and hang over your desk or share with your colleagues, the download link to […]

By April 1, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Are you Connected to Knowledge and Experience in the Facility Management Industry?

Are you Connected to Knowledge and Experience in the Facility Management Industry?

I had a conversation recently with a client, the head of a large facilities department. We were talking about the difference between those who get involved and advance their knowledge and those who don’t. Which one do you think are more likely to get ahead in their careers and deliver results for their employers? It’s […]

By February 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Taking advantage of the burst bubble in Dubai: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA)

Taking advantage of the burst bubble in Dubai: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA)

While in Abu Dhabi to deliver my Strategic Facility Management training workshop, which is closely related to the focus of my new FM book, “Managing Facilities & Real Estate”, I had a chance to meet Ali Al Suwaidi, one of the MEFMA board members. Ali had been the Senior Director Operations at the worlds tallest […]

By November 30, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Now Available: “Managing Facilities & Real Estate” Book by Michel Theriault

Now Available: “Managing Facilities & Real Estate” Book by Michel Theriault

My Facility Management book is now available. It’s written for both new and experienced facility professionals, regardless of  level, function or the type of facility managed, who want to leverage existing skills and advance their career with leading business practices, strategy, management and leadership in FM. $39.95  US Soft Cover  7″x10″  532 pages ISBN 978-0-9813374-1-8 […]

By October 31, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Facility Department Marketing Ideas

Facility Department Marketing Ideas

Here are some of the things I’ve done or seen over the years to promote the Facilities Management department and services. They won’t all be appropriate for every environment or organization, but you should implement some of them to raise your profile and influence in the organization.

By July 28, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Trade Shows and Conferences can Provide Solutions to Facilities Problems You Didn’t Know You Had

Trade Shows and Conferences can Provide Solutions to Facilities Problems You Didn’t Know You Had

When’s the last time you got out of your office? If you don’t attend Facility Management or Property Management related trade shows and conferences, you aren’t keeping up with the industry and your colleagues and you aren’t discovering solutions and products that will benefit your company.

By January 5, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Getting the most out of your FM Association

Getting the most out of your FM Association

Building a professional career in facility or property management means more than simply doing a good job for your employer. It also means getting involved in associations that represent your industry to expand your knowledge and learn from others. And, it doesn’t help to network with other professionals and service providers. If you look at […]

By December 15, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Communication Skills for FM : Not English 101

Communication Skills for FM : Not English 101

Excellent communication is one of the most important business tools you can have, since so much of what you do is selling, whether it’s policy and procedures, letters to occupants, tenants or landlords, your strategic plans or even business cases.

By October 25, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Will You be at IFMA’s World Workplace Oct 7-9 ?

Will You be at IFMA’s World Workplace Oct 7-9 ?

If you’ll be at IFMA’s World Workplace in Orlando, Florida between October 7th and 9th, lets get together for a coffee or drink. I’ll be delivering a seminar called “Intelligent Benchmarking and Beyond : Getting Results is More Than Just Comparing Numbers” at 3:30 on Thursday, October 8th. Join me in the session or see […]

By October 1, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

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