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FM Teams That Have “Always Done It That Way” Should Think Again

On October 29, 2018, Posted by , In Facilities Culture, With Comments Off on FM Teams That Have “Always Done It That Way” Should Think Again

Near the top floor of a downtown NYC building, there is a remarkable facilities engineering department. In a hallway near the team office space, you’ll find a sign with this quote: “The most dangerous phrase in the engineering language is: ‘We’ve always done it this way’” The sign is a…

How To Reduce Stress For The Facilities Pro

On October 12, 2018, Posted by , In Facilities Culture, With Comments Off on How To Reduce Stress For The Facilities Pro

As a facilities manager, the boundary between your work and private life can get pretty thin. Issues happen on their own schedule, not yours, and when they come up, a lot of people look to you. We were recently at a retirement party for a resident manager when he got…

Great Mentorship Helps FM Teams Fix Unexpected Problems

On May 2, 2018, Posted by , In Facilities Culture, With Comments Off on Great Mentorship Helps FM Teams Fix Unexpected Problems

I spent the majority of my facility maintenance career working in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing setting. During this time, I was lucky enough to be a part of first-rate FM teams and to have experienced exceptional mentorship. The knowledge that these mentors shared inspired a sense of ownership, pride, and a…