Seeking Higher Ground: Navigating the FM Industry’s Transformation

Mark P. Mobach, Nancy Sanquist, Jeffrey Saunders

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Facility management has recently met several inflection points that call for new working methods; therefore, IFMA must foster and facilitate discussions to help set a new course for the industry. FM should build upon a history of innovation and use the field's complexity and multidisciplinarity to its advantage. By understanding current and emergent end-user needs and societal requirements, FM practitioners can identify new opportunities for future development. By understanding how building layers interact across disparate time scales, facility managers can enact systemic change for the benefit of end users, organizations and communities. Facility managers have an opportunity to be at the forefront of transformative change and lead the industry to higher ground.
Original languageEnglish
TypeWhite paper
Media of outputPDF
PublisherInternational Facility Management Association (IFMA)
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


  • facility management
  • built environment
  • research
  • multidisciplinarity
  • systemicity
  • innovation


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