Marcia O'Connor

FM skills

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Closing the FM skills gap during COVID-19

It is critical that FMs be part of a back-to-work strategy to voice their ideas, suggestions and areas for improvement that can all be applied going forward.
Gen Z

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Preparing for a Gen Z workplace

Here comes Gen Z. These young adults have different expectations and aspirations that, if unmet, will result in a loss of valuable facilities personnel.
FM avatar

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The evolution of the FM avatar

As their job responsibilities change, FMs need to continuously improve in order to help bring their organization value.
C-suite

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Trading screwdrivers for strategic partnerships

Facilities management needs to have a voice in the C-suite. As business evolves, company leaders will require strategic facilities managers.
knowledge transfer

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Knowledge transfer key to generational transition

On-the-job lessons can help prevent the loss of corporate experience as seasoned FMs get ready to retire and millennials enter the workforce.
facilities manager

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Moving up from supervisor to facilities manager

So a facilities management supervisor wants to make the move to facilities manager. There are a few reality checks to consider first.
FMs

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How FMs can get recognized for their work

Amid persisting misconceptions about the role of FMs, experts shared tips on showing the value of facilities management in a PM Expo seminar last fall.
investing

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The case for continuing FM education

On-the-job experience alone can create great employees, but continuing FM education keeps facility managers progressing in their careers.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to accelerate career in facility management

Does a facility manager need a professional designation to advance their career? Arcori's Marcia O'Connor weighs in.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Transitioning to a paperless office

A paperless office frees up space, increases efficiency and lowers a company's carbon footprint.