GROWING FM’S NEXT GENERATION
With many experienced facility managers reaching retirement age, the time for the next generation of FM has come. As technology and digital transformation rapidly change the workforce, what are the responsibilities and goals of new FMs? The millennial and Gen-Z workforce undoubtedly holds a more holistic approach to business success, incorporating digital tools, collaboration opportunities and sustainability initiatives as an integral part of their daily job. To grow the next generation of FM, investment in an integrated approach to facilities success is key.
As the next generation of FM enters the workforce, how can employers prepare and invest in relevant technology? The first step is to implement digital tools that focus on automation and efficiency within the workplace.
Leveraging Technology for the Modern Workforce
FM has shifted significantly in recent years, especially with the influx of technology use and automation tools within the workforce. Many software companies are using the selling point of easy employee adoption for their products. With the next generation of FM, there will be a clear shift from ease of use to features and scalability. Unlike generations prior, Gen-Z are digital natives, meaning they have grown up with technology from infancy. Technology is no longer an adoption process for them but an integral part of their daily lives, as well as a requirement for their work.