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What is the Influence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Facility Management?

Sep 29, 2022

All facility managers will agree that the environments we take care of are “mini-societies” in which happiness, health, comfort, hygiene, and good-working assets are the basics of our corporations functioning well in their core activities.

We manage many different aspects of the lives of the bees in our hives -- from their access to food via the restaurants we cater for them to the air that they breathe in our buildings. Whatever industrial revolution there may be, it will have a profound effect on us facility managers as it will quickly influence one, or more, or even all our activities.

But what does "fourth industrial revolution" mean exactly and that "profound effect", how does that take shape in facility management? 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The term “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” was coined in 2016  by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF), via a book published with the...

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