Self Promotion for the Good of the Company

The demands of the FM job are intense, the stakes high and the credit often elusive. FM professionals go about their business solving problems and keeping their organizations running in the background. On top of that, a functional working environment is taken for granted, so their efforts to keep it that way, including the skills and complexities it requires, aren’t usually noticed or recognized as an important part of the organization, usually just as a cost centre.

Facilities represent a large part of any organization’s assets and expenses, yet don’t typically receive the attention other parts of the organization receive. Having a professional facility management resource to provide strategic direction and stewardship is critical to getting results, lowering costs and minimizing risk.

Managing to Advance Your Career in FM – Q&A with Michel Theriault

Cover_bookQA_CFMDManaging Facilities & Real Estate, by FM consultant and Strategic Advisor principal Michel Theriault, is hot off the presses. In a Q&A with CFM&D, Michel, a frequent contributor to this magazine, explains why his new book is controversial and how it can help facility managers kickstart their careers…

(Originally printed in Canadian Facility Management & Design magazine December 2010)

For information on the book “Managing Facilities & Real Estate” visit Michel’s Blog


CFM&D: You say that facility managers need to get out of the boiler room. What do you mean by that?