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FMCC President’s BLOG – January/February 2024

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

We’ve flipped the calendar and are forging into 2024, but a short time span from now to reaching the first quarter of the 21st century. No matter what calendar we adhere to, tomorrow is another day in the cycle of life and/or the cycle of seasons for Facility Management. December is typically the holiday season… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – September/October 2023

Monday, September 25th, 2023

I am ending my role as the President of the FM Consultants Council this year, having been in that position since February of 2021. I thank the great volunteer work of our entire Board for their help and support during that time. We have had much success and some challenges including – in no particular… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – July/August 2023

Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

As I head into my final year as President, I wanted to go over some of my goals before I end my term. One is to see our FM Forum (on the Future of Work) take place before the end of August. The planning has been significant, and the ideas are flowing – we are… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – May/June 2023

Monday, May 15th, 2023

I was talking with a graduate student who has been researching workplace trends.  She advised that for many companies, staff always working from home or even under a hybrid home-office scenario has resulted in a loss of productivity.  I asked for more specific examples of what companies, what industries, and I mostly got back ‘it… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – March/April 2023

Monday, March 6th, 2023

On a recent conference call with other IFMA component leaders, we all agreed that post-lockdown an enormous challenge for us has been engaging with our membership. What worked pre-Covid may no longer be relevant and so new ways to reach out and interact with our membership is now required. On the engagement front, there have… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – January/February 2023

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

Welcome 2023! I hope you all had a wonderful 2022 and are actively thinking about your goals for the New Year. We thank you for being members of the IFMA Facility Management Consultant’s Council (FMCC) and we look forward to delivering on our commitment to bring more value to you. One initiative we are actively… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – November/December 2022

Monday, November 7th, 2022

It has been another active couple of months for us at the IFMA FM Consultant’s Council. Most recently, we have elected two new officers to the board: Kathleen Lausman from Canada, and Stephanie Brounstein from the USA. Kathleen takes on our vacant role as Vice-President, and Stephanie has been appointed as our Secretary; we welcome… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – September/October 2022

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Beyond the debate of working from home vis a vis working at the office (or a little bit of both – referred to as ‘hybrid’), we see 4 day a week trials often on a 100-80-100 model. Employees earn 100% of their pay, work 80% of their previous hours, with 100% productivity despite the reduction… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – July/August 2022

Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

The Facility Management Consultants Council remains very active as we head into the summer months (or winter, for those below the equator) of 2022. First, I would like to thank all those who participated in our ‘town hall’ forum on May 11: ‘Filling the Gap: FM demand; Consultants fill in; What’s next?’ Town hall style… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – May/June 2022

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

The Facility Management Consultants Council is a fairly unique community of IFMA owing to our global reach and membership. With that in mind, our Council is excited about hosting a forum for WORLD FM DAY (May 11, 2022) – ‘Filling the Gap: FM demand; Consultants fill in; What’s next?’ I am happy to be taking… Read the full article »