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Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break: How to take on digital transformation in your facility

Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break: How to take on digital transformation in your facility

There is so much buzz surrounding the importance of emerging technology, it can be overwhelming. Is an overarching tech upgrade to your facility necessary or even viable? Where do you start? How do you gain acceptance and begin the process? What should your expectations be? An article recently published in Facility Executive called “Preparing Facilities For The Inevitable Digital Transformation” does a good job of breaking down the most salient components to understanding all the trendy talk and information floating…

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Changes are a comin’: Facility Managers to be Recognized by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with a Standard Occupational Classification

Changes are a comin’: Facility Managers to be Recognized by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with a Standard Occupational Classification

It’s getting official folks! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is recognizing “Facilities Managers” with a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code 11-3013. What’s the big deal? As you are probably quite keenly aware, many in the FM world have come to the occupation via indirect paths, transitioning almost by chance from maintenance and service trades. Learning the job was usually done on the spot, advice passed down from an old-timer or scrounged on your own by trial and error. Why? Because…

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