Professional Development Column

Authored by a different industry member each issue, this column provides insight into how facility managers can keep on top of what they need to know to sustain their careers.



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Bridging The Facilities Talent Gap

As seasoned facility management professionals enter retirement, the next generation benefits from technology that captures institutional knowledge.
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Professional Development: Incremental Outsourcing

Armed with sufficient information on outsourcing models, pricing, and contracts facility management executives should be well positioned to achieve success in the next critical step—execution of the outsourcing plan.

15 Steps To Mitigate Disasters

From planning to recovery, having specific procedures in place for disasters helps protect facilities from immediate and long-term damage.
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Professional Development: Facility Executive As Polymath

As facility executives' responsibilities evolve and expand, communication is but one skill that should be honed.

Professional Development: Protecting Historic Structures

What can be done to prevent or mitigate the destruction of culturally significant facilities from fire events?

Professional Development: Strategizing Outsourcing

Implementing third-party services is more successful when applied with change management principles.
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Professional Development: Finding Future Facility Managers

With a talent shortage on the horizon, the IFMA Foundation has introduced the Global Workplace Workforce Initiative.
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Professional Development: Equipment Financing

Finding the right strategy benefits more than the budget. A highly competitive marketplace makes this a favorable time for facility managers to finance productive equipment.
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Professional Development: Cooperative Purchasing

Facility managers at eligible organizations can leverage the power of this procurement method.
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Professional Development: Follow The Leader

Embracing five central qualities will help facility managers motivate their employees.

Professional Development: Effective Tech Infrastructure

Avoid these mistakes when creating and updating network corporate standards.

Professional Development: What The People Want

With the demand for wireless connectivity in large facilities, DAS technology is an option. From the October 2013 issue.

Professional Development: Open Dialogue

By tackling inefficiencies in construction communication practices, facility managers improve project outcomes. From the September 2013 issue.

Professional Development: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

As facilities staff increasingly use mobile tools to work, policies should follow suit. From the August 2013 issue.

Professional Development: Not Your Father’s Metal Building

Advancements in construction and performance have expanded the reach of this material. From the July 2013 issue.

Professional Development: Equipment Leasing

Finding the best financing option begins with asking the right questions. From the June 2013 issue.

Professional Development: The Energy Future

Here are 10 concepts to watch now and in the coming years. From the May 2013 issue.

Professional Development: Where The Rubber Meets The Road

Technology is only as good as what it can deliver. From the April 2013 issue.
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Professional Development: Construction Disruption

As they pass the emergent stage, BIM and cloud computing will continue to impact project delivery. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.

Professional Development: Avoid Construction Rework

Facility managers can minimize delays and unexpected costs by being proactive.
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