IFMA today began accepting responses for its Global Job Task Analysis (GJTA) survey which identifies the knowledge, skills and abilities that comprise the facility management discipline. The survey is open through Feb. 9, 2016 to anyone practicing FM anywhere in the world. It can accessed online at www.ifma.org/gjta.
Driven in part by a powerful global community supported by IFMA, the FM industry has changed dramatically in recent decades. FM professionals are asked and empowered to do more for their organizations than ever before. Because of this, many turn to local, national and global associations to provide the knowledge, training and resources they need to do the job.
Among the direct benefits of IFMA’s previous GJTA, for example, was the establishment of the following 11 key competency areas shared by facility management professionals worldwide: Communication, Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, Finance and Business, Human Factors, Leadership and Strategy, Operations and Maintenance, Project Management, Quality, Real Estate and Property Management, and Technology. These skill areas have become the framework for IFMA’s world-class professional development credentials, webinars, event programs and more.
As a truly international association, IFMA is asking FM professionals from around the world to participate in the new survey. The total time to complete the process is between 30-40 minutes, and progress can be saved and resumed as needed. Individual responses are kept strictly confidential. Global participation will help identify worldwide commonalities, as well as regional differences among facility managers.