Edward Ehlers, CFM, FMP is a facilities management professional at a global FM services provider, but that is not all. The big takeaway from this episode is most certainly that we should “never judge a book by its cover”! We learn about Ed’s work as an FM professional, but that is just the beginning, as we’ll also explore some of the many other facets of his very interesting life. Ed is a deep thinker, a writer, an artist, and the owner of the largest FM related group on LinkedIn (FMG). Mike Petrusky asks Ed to share his thoughts on a topic that is sure to ring true with our podcast community: “Unsettling Sentiments: Disruptive Thinking & Unconventional Wisdom in Facilities Management”. The five thoughts that Ed has identified are as follows:

1. Facility managers don’t manage facilities.

2. Stop! You’re not networking, are you?

3. Cost savings? Yeah, that’s on my list. I’ll get around to it.

4. Customer service is not my job.

5. Hurry up and pause.

Listen as Mike asks Ed about each “disruptive thought” and also explores how our FM community can leverage these ideas to build a culture of collaboration and meet the challenges of the evolving workplace together!

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