Facility Management is an organizational function that integrates people, place, and processes within the built environment with the purpose of improving the quality of life of people and the productivity of the core business. Facility managers are the people who make sure we have the safest and best experience possible, by coordinating the processes that make the built environment succeed.
According to International Facility Management Association (IFMA), in order to stay on top of the profession, facility managers should be knowledgeable of the 11 Core Competencies of FM: project management, leadership & strategy, operations & maintenance, finance & business, sustainability, communications, occupancy & human factors, performance & quality, facility information management & technology management, real estate, and risk management.
Facility managers are a crucial part of every organization because they ensure that the places where we work, play and live are safe, comfortable, sustainable, and efficient. Facility managers contribute to an organization’s strategy and bottom line in a variety of ways.
- Contribute to operational efficiencies
- Plan and deliver infrastructure needs to support productivity
- Manage risks including those to facilities, employees, suppliers, and business reputation
- Mitigate and reduce environmental impact
- Promote sustainable tactics for long-term cost management
- Leverage technological solutions
- Mitigate and overcome the effects of natural disasters
- Guarantee compliance
- Leverage security
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