Management & Leadership

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 →
Is Facility Management Really That Different Between Countries?

Is Facility Management Really That Different Between Countries?

I saw an Interesting comment about my FM Pie diagram recently. Someone from the United Kingdom made a comment that it didn’t really apply in the UK. Given that the FM Pie included the full range of responsibilities involved in managing a building of any kind, imagine my surprise that things might be so different […]

By October 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Sparring Partners – At The Facilities Show, Birmingham, UK

Sparring Partners – At The Facilities Show, Birmingham, UK

I had the privilege of speaking at The Facilities Show in May. My seminar is based on a cover article I wrote for Building Operations Management Magazine called ‘Sparring Partners’ (email me for a copy of the article) and focused on the 3 ways we fail to develop a strong partnership with our service providers […]

By May 31, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
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 →
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 →
FM Leaders Take Care Of Their Own Facility Management Department With Efficient, Effective Space

FM Leaders Take Care Of Their Own Facility Management Department With Efficient, Effective Space

Facility Managers often give themselves and their departments the worst space in their facility. It’s sort of like the shoe maker’s children not having shoes. We give good, productive space to other departments, including other support groups like HR, IT, finance and others. Yet we often neglect the needs of our own staff. In one […]

By January 18, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Managing To Advance Your Career In Fm  – Michel Theriault Interviewed by the Editor of CFM&D Magazine

Managing To Advance Your Career In Fm – Michel Theriault Interviewed by the Editor of CFM&D Magazine

In the December 2010 issue of Canadian Facility Management & Design magazine, the magazine’s editor Pamela Young interviewed me about Facility Management and about my new book “Managing Facilities & Real Estate” Here’s how she began the article: “Managing Facilities & Real Estate, by FM consultant and Strategic Advisor principal Michel Theriault, is hot off […]

By January 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

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