Are you staying on top of the latest trends and developments in facilities management? Focusing on delivering the requisite levels of repair and maintenance services to all your locations is of course paramount. But if you want to stay on top of your FM game, it’s no longer enough just to make sure the lights stay on and leaks get fixed.
As in any profession, it’s imperative to keep abreast of what’s happening, what the best practices are that you should be following and become cognizant of likely changes that can impact your day-to-day – and your career.
With all the content available today, there’s no excuse not to be current. But how can you make your way through the wealth of content that’s out there?
Drinking from the FM Content Firehose
Business-to-business (B2B) social media is one way to ‘hear’ from some of the industry thought leaders, and an easy way to see what’s out there, so you can decide what you want to dig into. In the B2B world, both Twitter and LinkedIn are two terrific faucets from which to drink. But like anything on the internet, sometimes taking a sip from a firehouse can be daunting.
To help, we’ve put together a list of a 13 of the best accounts across the globe that are worth your time to follow. We’ll start with some of the best facilities management Twitter accounts to follow, and next, highlight a number of LinkedIn groups for facility management professionals to track.
Check out these accounts and follow the ones that look interesting. The best ones share their own original content as well as curate the best of the industry’s. Devoting just a few minutes daily to checking what these sites are posting is a smart way to stay ‘FM smart.’
General Facilities Management Twitter Accounts
FM World is the magazine of the British Institute of Facilities Management. It has a UK focus but covers a lot of topics of interest to FM professionals everywhere.
— FM World (@FM_World) February 16, 2016
The International Facility Management Association, the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, has a wealth of FM content from their knowledge base and varied events.
— IFMA (@IFMA) February 16, 2016
FMJ – The Facilities Management Journal (UK) is a monthly magazine providing industry-specific intelligence to FM and property professionals in the private and public sectors.
— FMJ (@fmjtoday) February 16, 2016
Facility Executive keeps facility management professionals up-to-date on the latest practices, products and services in the field.
— Facility Executive (@facilityexec) February 17, 2016
The British Institute of Facilities Management considers itself the “Professional Body for Facilities Management.” Representing over 16,000 members worldwide, it has resources to increase one’s skills through advice, training and best practices “for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society.”
— BIFM (@BIFM_UK) February 17, 2016
Tomorrow’s Facilities Management is a digital FM magazine (UK), providing coverage on the very latest news, issues and advancements.
— Tomorrow’s FM (@TomorrowsFM) November 25, 2015
Facility Management magazine is Australia’s leading independent news source for facility managers and allied property management experts. A print and digital sources, it’s a “place to find the practical solutions and strategies for the FM sector.”
— Facility Management (@FMmagazine_au) February 10, 2016
Facilities Maintenance Decisions (FMD) Magazine is a top resource for maintenance and engineering managers.
— FMD Magazine (@Maintenance_Mag) January 28, 2016
Michel Theriault is a award winning author, speaker and international consultant in Facility Management, with a focus on enhancing business skills for FM professionals.
— Michel Theriault (@FMadvisor) January 29, 2016
We couldn’t forget ourselves! As one of the leading FM technology vendors, we learn tremenous amounts from our customers all the time. We share a lot of their best practices and use cases, as well as curate and post a tremendous amount of content from around the FM sector.
— ServiceChannel (@ServiceChannel) January 29, 2016
Industry Specific Facilities Management Twitter Accounts
The Restaurant Facility Management Association is the only association created by and for Restaurant Facility Management Professionals.
Are your stores ready for Spring? Check out Jeff’s NEW Blog post to find out what you need to check to get ready… https://t.co/Q2j7ozdX0u
— RFMA (@RFMA) February 17, 2016
PRSM (Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association) is the authority on retail and multi-site facilities management, empowering professionals by delivering industry best practices, education, forums and partnerships.
91 percent of holiday shoppers made purchases in a physical store according to ICSC holiday study https://t.co/66mUSGt9G2
— PRSM Association (@PRSMAssociation) January 16, 2016
Healthcare FM News is a source for event updates, connections & news from the healthcare facilities management industry.
— Healthcare FM News (@HCFMNews) November 4, 2015