Twitter can be tricky. From its famous 140-character limit, to hashtags and favorite lists, it can be a tough social network to get right. However, these seven facilities management thought leaders have figured it out, and they're rocking on Twitter.
Twitter's main audience is one of the youngest out of the four largest social networks, but it's so much more than people tweeting selfies and photos of their breakfast. It's a place to access breaking news, the latest workplace trends and to learn about events and solutions in FM. To really gain the most from this fast-paced platform, you should focus first on who you follow over your own tweets. To learn more about utilizing Twitter for facilities management, you can access our blog on it here. Below you'll find seven twitter accounts we think all FMs should follow!
FM Thought Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter
1). Facilities Maintenance Decisions
Why they rock: With over 4,500 followers - this magazine covers all types of building issues from funding to flooding to flooring. They tweet a few times per day on a range of topics every office or facilities manager could learn from. Recently they've tweeted about office security and IWMS/CMMS software integration.
2). Facility Management Australia
Why they rock: This Australian magazine has an impressive 1,700 followers for only having joined in 2012. Some of their tweets are for locals, but many are applicable to facilities globally. Their tweets focus on sustainability, safety issues and often the importance of energy initiatives.
3). FM Advisor
Why they rock: Michele Theriault focuses his tweets to almost 2,800 followers on FM business skills and training tools. He also often tweets about providing a better service as a facilities manager. Many times he includes sneak previews of his written work and articles related to bettering the FM profession as a whole.
4). International Facilities Management Association
Why they rock: With one of the largest FM twitter followings in the industry, 13,500 people can't be wrong! They tweet everything from upcoming conferences to FMJ articles to unbiased industry news. They also inform their followers of upcoming webinars from their site and others along information on FM educational courses.
5). i-FM.net United Kingdom
Why they rock: Based in the UK with over 2,700 followers, this news-based account will keep you up to date with everything going and what is currently trending on in our industry. Their tweets revolve around the future of the workspace while also shedding light to common issues many FMs face daily.
6). The Tenant Advisor
Why they rock: With over 21,000 followers - the Senior Vice President at Colliers International knows what he's talking about. FMs can learn everything from lease agreement information to how to hire Millennials. He also frequently tweets about the CRE market and how various cities are doing in terms of office and job growth.
7). Work Design Magazine
Why they rock: Based on workplace culture, research and innovative design - their 3,200 followers stick around for tweets on how to increase productivity and keep their offices competitive and appealing for future generations. Hot topics of theirs include managing office distractions, and workplace wellness.
We also hope you will follow us! We're still growing, and would love to hear your suggestions on our current tweets, and what you would like to see from us in the future. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.Tweets by @iOfficeCorp