The role of a facilities manager is often rewarding. Though the hours are long and the constant maintenance and cleaning regimes are tough, it’s an important role in any organisation. Directing staff and overseeing the upkeep of cleaning supplies, is fundamental for success. However, whilst you may feel rushed off your feet, these top 5 tips will help you discover other important topics, relevant to the day job.

1.Using Social Media

As a facilities manager, instant communication acts as a benefit to you and your organisation. Social Media is an excellent way to receive feedback, connect with suppliers and research online reviews. Many social channels are a great way to communicate interesting insights to your teams. Maybe set up a Facebook page for your teams to share ideas?

2.Subscribe to Industry Blogs

Signing up to industry blogs is a good way to get advice and insights. If you have any questions or need some assistance, blogs are a free resource available at any time, from trusted advisors. Keep up with the latest trends in your industry and comment and share your own views and experiences.

3.Networking Across Your Organisation

Networking across all departments is useful when trying to understand your entire organisation. Consider how your job compliments others, and together you’ll make improvements. Attend industry networking events like cleaning shows, to help you find the best in the cleaning sector.

4.Download E-books & Guides

Why spend hours searching online? Download an e-book or a guide with all the information you need and save valuable time. Connect with a good supplier who understands what you do and has excellent insight resources on their website. Download them on your mobile phone and use them on the go.

5.Free Suppliers Assessments

Find a supplier that will give you a free assessment to help solve your organisation’s challenges. Make sure they are well established and well-regarded and offer a thorough and collaborative approach through an understanding of your organisation’s objectives, budgets, structures and facilities. Ensure they provide expert insight specialists who will remain with you throughout the process.

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