A facilities manager wears many hats.

June '99 Asset Management, EAS, RFID

"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at something worth doing."

Certainly the chance to offer a safe office environment, make workspaces accessible to those with disabilities, be the voice of calm and organisation during a disaster and put your company at the forefront of technology are all worthwhile endeavours. To perform all of these duties well requires hard work. To perform all of them in just one day requires the knowledge and finesse of a facility manager.

Just what is a facility manager? A facility manager is involved in co-ordinating all the details related to planning, designing and managing complex facilities, including systems, equipment, furniture and people. A facility manager is a Jack of all trades, a juggler of many duties, a wearer of many hats. She or he must understand the principles of business administration, architecture, engineering and human behaviour.

Source: IFMA, February 1999




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