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Organizational Design for Facility Departments – Functional or Integrated

Organizational Design for Facility Departments – Functional or Integrated

I’ve been doing quite a few operational reviews and benchmarking exercises for facility clients recently. Something that keeps coming up is the optimal design of the facility management department’s organization structure. Through my career I’ve worked  in functional,  integrated and even matrix organizations. My facility clients are also a mix. In each approach, I saw […]

By November 16, 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 →
When the Lights Go Out – Is your organization prepared with a Business Continuity Plan?

When the Lights Go Out – Is your organization prepared with a Business Continuity Plan?

It can happen  – a power failure that blacks out your building or your offices. What would you do? First Canadian Place, shown here, went black for an entire day from about 7:30am to 4:30pm on October 14th, 2010. It’s a  44 story, 2.7 million sq.ft. building in the heart of Toronto’s financial district.

By October 15, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
New Facilities Management Book

New Facilities Management Book

Finally, my book is out to the editor for a work over. I expect it to be printed and available in November. If you haven’t already signed up for the newsletter at my main FM consulting website StrategicAdvisor you should – if you sign-up before the end of November, you get a chance to win […]

By September 10, 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 →
5 Ways to Develop Better Procedures and Practices for Facilities Management

5 Ways to Develop Better Procedures and Practices for Facilities Management

While I deal with many Facilities clients who have little if any documented processes, policies and procedures, simply writing detailed documents isn’t the answer. Having them will definitely improve results, improve consistency, enable training and cross-training, make it easier for someone to fill in for an absence and provide a means of explaining / defending […]

By May 16, 2010 3 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 →
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 →

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