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Happy World FM Day!

Happy World FM Day!

We are excited to celebrate and partake in our first World FM Day! Started by Global FM, a worldwide federation committed to providing leadership in the facility management profession, World FM Day “is a day to recognize the vital work that facilities management professionals and the facilities management industry contributes to business worldwide. It aims to raise the profile of the FM profession, not just in member regions, but anywhere FMs influence the health, safety, productivity and well-being of people…

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The Difference Between Property Management and Facility Management

The Difference Between Property Management and Facility Management

The more we delve into the FM world, the more we realize the intricacies and nuance inherent in the industry. This week I took a closer look at Property Management and Facility Management. Of course, there are many perspectives on what defines each role, but one logical differentiation that stood out to me was that Property Managers oversee buildings that are an asset to its owner and generate revenue while Facility Managers oversee buildings that don’t directly generate revenue. From…

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Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break…Mindfulness at Work

Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break…Mindfulness at Work

It’s the job of facility managers to be super multitaskers, and it’s awe inspiring for all of us that can barely string one thought together at a time…you guys are amazing! However, it’s got to be mentally wearisome to constantly be pulled in 37 different directions. If this is you (and it’s okay to admit your brain needs some R & R) then incorporating some mindfulness into your day might be just what you need. In its essence, mindfulness is…

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Some sights, sounds, and takeaways from IFMA’s World Workplace 2017 Conference and Expo

Some sights, sounds, and takeaways from IFMA’s World Workplace 2017 Conference and Expo

An intrepid group of us headed to Houston last week to take our first dip in the Facility Management trade show pool. Actually, we’re more of a ‘jump in head first/cannonball’ kind of company, so we went all in and shipped over our snazzy new 10’x20’ booth, unique yet useful giveaways, and a boatload of optimism. After over 300 conversations, a few dozen walks around the showroom floor, several lattes, and innumerable snacks (including M&Ms, popcorn, and cupcakes complete with…

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