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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 →
You CAN Work With Architects For Good Facility Design

You CAN Work With Architects For Good Facility Design

  I was discussing the issues of design not working well for operations with a very experienced Facility Manager I know and he gave me a great example of how he got the Architect on-board with operational design requirements for a new Facility. You may have seen my previous posting “Architects Dream – Facility Managers […]

By January 14, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Quality Assurance for FM’s – Facilities Leadership Webinar

Quality Assurance for FM’s – Facilities Leadership Webinar

Webinar originally held February 12, 2013. Duration 30 Min. Quality Assurance helps you establish leadership in your Facilities role. It means you are being pro-active about service standards for your organization and implementing leading practices. It’s also a key way you ensure you and your suppliers are providing your organization with quality, consistent service. If […]

By April 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Beyond Benchmarking – Intelligent Benchmarking for Facility Management

Beyond Benchmarking – Intelligent Benchmarking for Facility Management

Why should you benchmark? Measuring results is the best way to improve what you are doing. Benchmarking is a form of measurement – where you measure against something else to see where you are lagging, identify the areas and take corrective action. Even if you think you are doing everything right, how do you know […]

By March 25, 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 →
Making Information Based Decisions – Webinar

Making Information Based Decisions – Webinar

Recently I had the pleasure of delivering my first webinar for Facility Managers. The webinar was hosted by Planon Software and dealt with using information for decision making. If you missed it, you can watch and listen to it on-demand for free here. In addition to my segment, Planon’s Director of Product Strategy, Erik Jaspers, […]

By December 27, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Do you have an FM System Yet? Here are 5 reasons why your organization should support it

Do you have an FM System Yet? Here are 5 reasons why your organization should support it

I’m constantly surprised when I talk to FM professionals who haven’t implemented an FM system to manage their responsibilities, whether it’s CMMS, CAFM, IWMS or other systems for managing processes, space or maintenance. Having started my career over 20 years ago at a company who had an FM system back then, to not have an […]

By February 28, 2011 3 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 →
Are your Facilities Decisions Uninformed? It’s time for a Change

Are your Facilities Decisions Uninformed? It’s time for a Change

For some reason. I’ve been seeing a lot of articles recently about using information for decision making. Some in our industry, but lots in other areas as well. What this confirms to me is that the Facility Management industry is a business function in addition to a technical or tactical function. The methods, approaches, skills […]

By January 30, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

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