Do you work in a large building that seems to run like a well-oiled machine? Do you enjoy going to the mall and taking advantage of all of the amenities there? Do you have a resort that’s your favorite thanks to how wonderful the staff are and how many conveniences there are? Every single one of these is a case of a team of Facilities Management professionals working behind the scenes to make sure that everything runs smoothly and the people who use the facility have what they need and want. World Facilities Management Day celebrates the importance of these people and the roll they play, all while never being seen by the end user.
History of World Facilities Management Day
If a Facility Manager is doing his job right, then you’ll never haveto think about the millions of things they make happen every day. A Facility Manager is responsible for making sure that the restrooms at your favorite mall are getting maintained regularly, that the flow of traffic in the parking garage ensures that people can get in and out easily, and that malfunctioning display screens, lights, doors, and other elements are all in good working order. Make no mistake, this isn’t the maintenance team or the janitors, this is the person who coordinates all the staff in the facility to work together and make sure that all these things happen seamlessly.
Ourbuildings are safe, clean, up-to-code, and up-to-date thanks to these tireless experts. When a CCTV system gets updated in the mall, more security guards are added or removed, and the cleaning staff increased to make sure the building is ready for its busiest times, it’s the FM team that planned ahead. Facility Managers are employed in any location where there is a facility of sufficient size to need someone keeping an eye on everything to ensure it all stays running smoothly and in balance.
World Facilities Management Day celebrates these experts and the tireless work they put in making sure our work places, vacation places, and other places that we go are safe and comfortable places to enjoy.
How to celebrate World Facilities Management Day
Given that so many of these wonderful people go unrecognized, you may want to find out who the facility manager is at your work or favorite leisure spots and give them some recognition for making it a safe, pleasant place to be. You can also spend time researching Facility Managers and what they do, and maybe help make an argument that your workplace needs one if they don’t already have one. Everything runs smoother when a skilled Facility Manager is at the wheel, so show them some love!