Standing Tall Beyond the Pandemic
The past 12 months have seen extraordinary changes across the world – facilities management (FM) teams and professionals have been called upon like never before, with unforeseen demand for resilience, compliance, flexibility and adaptability.
The FM sector is extremely proud of all that has been achieved. Facilities management professionals have allowed businesses, governments and societies to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible under the circumstances. FM teams have played a crucial role in making built environments available, in keeping various sectors functioning, and in facilitating digital platforms to ensure occupant safety. The profession and the industry have grown in stature for their important contribution to enabling essential services to remain open in an often-shuttered world.
This newfound recognition and respect for facilities management enables the industry to stand tall beyond the pandemic. As we adapt to life after COVID-19, we remain proud of what the industry has achieved and determined to rise to new challenges.
Global FM has announced this year’s World FM day theme as “Celebrating FM: standing tall beyond the pandemic” which will be celebrated on 12 May 2021.
The purpose of World FM Day is to recognise and celebrate the vital work that workplace and facilities managers and the wider industry contributes to business worldwide. It aims to raise the profile of the facilities profession anywhere that its practitioners influence the health, safety, productivity, and wellbeing of people who use the built environment.
World FM Day 2021 is a chance to tell the world about these achievements and what the industry plans to deliver as we confront the health and environmental challenges ahead.
World FM Day is a day to share experiences, to promote our profession and, most importantly, to celebrate our successes.
Happy World FM Day!