Communications

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 →
Communicating Environment and Energy Conservation

Communicating Environment and Energy Conservation

Environment and Energy conservation is an important topics to building owners and managers, yet the challenge of getting occupants to buy-in to your initiatives and actually change their behaviors remains difficult. Increasingly, individuals are seeing the messages in the media and making changes at home, yet they often have a difficult time linking it with […]

By September 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Communicate with a Facility Occupant Newsletter

Communicate with a Facility Occupant Newsletter

Effectively communicating with people who use the facilities & buildings we manage is critical, yet it is often at the bottom of a long list of priorities Facility Managers deal with on a daily basis. A newsletter is an often-overlooked tool for communicating, and can support other customer service strategies you currently use. A well-written […]

By August 19, 2013 0 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 →
Don’t let signage be ‘Out of Order’ in your Facility

Don’t let signage be ‘Out of Order’ in your Facility

Since I’m revising my presentation on communications for facility managers so I can deliver it at the ISSA conference in November, I was able to add this example of what not to do that I found recently in a washroom at a major facility. While at least the handwriting is very neat and they got […]

By October 24, 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 →
Make Your Memos Hit The Mark – Featured Article in Buildings Magazine

Make Your Memos Hit The Mark – Featured Article in Buildings Magazine

My latest article “Make Your Memos Hit The Mark” is the cover article for the January issue of Buildings Magazine. This is a great US based magazine for both Facilities Managers and Building Managers.
While it’s nice to have your ideas and concepts features by a magazine like Buildings, I’m glad that Buildings is putting focus on the non-technical skills in the industry.

By January 27, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
How To Sell a CAFM / CMMS / IWMS system – Focus on Information

How To Sell a CAFM / CMMS / IWMS system – Focus on Information

Getting your senior management to approve implementing a system is tough, whether it’s Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) or a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). To start, they may not understand the Facilities Management function and it’s importance, so they may not recognize the benefits of having a system. Rather than trying to focus on […]

By January 22, 2010 6 Comments Read More →
Why Your Organization Needs a Professional FM – Promoting Your Role

Why Your Organization Needs a Professional FM – Promoting Your Role

I had a chance to speak to a room full of facility and property management professionals about promoting their FM role within their organizations. In most of my discussions with facility managers, their profession doesn’t get as much recognition in their organizations as other departments or groups. It’s time that changed.

By November 22, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

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