11 Competencies of the Successful Facility Manager

To be a strategic facility manager, one must constantly be learning and developing across a plethora of key areas. Effectiveness as an FM requires the development of a catalog of both hard and soft skills--and this broad range of skills can seem quite daunting to learn for those new to the profession.

Make sure you're staying up-to-date with your learning and self-study by reviewing the list of IFMA's 11 core competencies and the skills they require to achieve mastery as a facility manager. The following chart comes from the Knowledge Library's most popular piece (Redefining the Executive View of FM) and was built using the research findings from IFMA's Global Job Task Analysis.

This chart is an excerpt from Redefining the Executive View of Facility Management, p.16.

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