10 Effective Facility Manager Traits

In the Facility Manager role, it is important to be a persuasive supporter of your company as well as your staff.  It is essential that the Facility Manager understands both the formal and informal chain of authority and can communicate clearly in all situations.

It also helps to have the Ten Effective Facility Manager Traits:

1. Business Oriented
2. Technically Competent
3. Good Communication Skills
4. Customer Service Oriented
5. Cost Conscious
6. Politically Savvy
7. Decisive
8. Slightly Legalistic
9. Action Oriented
10. People Person

Facility managers should also be knowledgeable regarding efficiency tools such as CMMS Software, and about net present value analyses, cost-benefit ratios, payback periods, return on investment, etc.