The FM industry is brimming with people with interesting stories, who come from a wide range of educations and vocations and bring with them a breadth of experience. And they often continue down equally riveting and diverse paths. This colourful cast of characters makes facility management a truly intriguing and varied field to be involved in. You never know who’s going to come around the corner or what their FM journey will be.
Every now and then someone comes along whose story just needs to be told, to be shared with the world and with those like-minded individuals who
will appreciate it and them for how unique they are. This month, I get to be the storyteller and tell all of you within the facility management community about one particular person whose FM journey is so diverting that it’s a story in itself.
Meet Jo Veitch, an influential and inspirational member of the industry, whose experience and contribution to it make her a credit to the profession.
Also in this is springtime issue we delve into the subject of communication within workplaces and its importance to effective leadership. Hint: it’s rather significant. Check out our feature on p32 on human communication and workplace productivity, and our article from regular writer Marie-Claire Ross (p50) as she investigates the necessity of conversations and trust on effective leadership.
And, in the lead feature, we prelude our upcoming technology month special (stay tuned!) with an in-depth look at IoT and why FMs should embrace it in all its new, and at times daunting, glory.
I hope you enjoy the issue – preferably while sitting in the sunshine!
– Tiffany Paczek, editor
PS: You may have noticed a slight change to our FM website recently – we have now become FM Media. We’re still FM magazine, but we’re also much more than that – we’re growing and changing to encompass new and exciting platforms. We wanted our name to reflect this, as we embrace various methods of communication and events. Stay tuned for what’s to come!
Also in this issue….
- FM Workspace360 looks at the new and innovative intelligent fault detection service for smart buildings from BuildingIQ
- an in-depth investigation of what IoT can mean for facility management and is FMs should be quick to get on board
- why human communication is key to improving employee productivity and performance
- why, when faced with a tired or deteriorating property, demolition isn’t the only answer
- the key decisions when it comes to data and implementing facilities systems, and
- fire safety and your facility.
To subscribe to FM magazine, click here.
Image: 123RF’s Natalia Lukiyanova © 123RF.com