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Space Planning & Open Cubicles : Don’t Forget the Human Element

Space Planning & Open Cubicles : Don’t Forget the Human Element

The introduction of space planning strategies such as open plan workspace, modular cubicles, reduction of enclosed offices and hotelling were designed to save costs, both on the space and the inevitable churn. In an effort to sell these concepts to the corporations and their workers, they came with the promise of improved productivity. This productivity […]

By September 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Selecting a Janitorial Service Provider

Selecting a Janitorial Service Provider

Cleaning is one of the top two services in its importance to your occupant’s satisfaction, just behind HVAC. It can also represent a significant portion of your annual facilities costs. The key to successfully procuring a Janitorial Service Provider is to understand how the business works. When selecting a janitorial service provider, the first step […]

By September 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Communicate with a Facility Occupant Newsletter

Communicate with a Facility Occupant Newsletter

Effectively communicating with people who use the facilities & buildings we manage is critical, yet it is often at the bottom of a long list of priorities Facility Managers deal with on a daily basis. A newsletter is an often-overlooked tool for communicating, and can support other customer service strategies you currently use. A well-written […]

By August 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Adopt Best Practices from Facilities Outsourcing Companies.

Adopt Best Practices from Facilities Outsourcing Companies.

Facility Management Outsourcing companies have expanded into huge organizations, managing large portfolios of facilities for small and large corporations with local and even international portfolios. There is a reason they are successful in getting the attention and the business from large sophisticated corporations who entrust them to manage their Facility assets. While their success is […]

By August 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Facility Managers Can Add To The Bottom Line With Cost Reductions

Facility Managers Can Add To The Bottom Line With Cost Reductions

Facility Managers can take a leadership role in reducing costs for their organizations by examining areas that may not have received much attention before. Here are key things you can do. A key responsibility of Facility Managers has been to provide the physical environment and related services that enables your corporation to be successful at […]

By August 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
5 Techniques to Get Better Responses to your RFP for FM Services

5 Techniques to Get Better Responses to your RFP for FM Services

Evaluating RFP proposal responses is a critical yet often painful process. You want enough information to evaluate the bidders, yet you get widely varying responses that don’t always answer your questions and sometimes don’t reflect their true capabilities. This makes it hard to evaluate.

By July 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Facility Management Isn’t The Only Profession That Needs Skills Outside Their Core Function

Facility Management Isn’t The Only Profession That Needs Skills Outside Their Core Function

I was talking to a contact in a different industry about the Facilities Management department at their company and the general lack of balance between the technical or functional skills and other general business skills within the facilities industry. Interestingly, my contact shifted the discussion to their own profession and the fact that they have […]

By June 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Lifecycle Costing The Easy Way for FM – Facilities Leadership Webinar

Lifecycle Costing The Easy Way for FM – Facilities Leadership Webinar

Webinar originally held live March 28, 2012. Duration: 30 Minutes. Lifecycle costing analysis is a decision making tool Facility Managers should use, but seldom do. It’s actually a lot easier to do than many think. Forget about the long, tedious, technical and financial explanations and examples you’ve seen in textbooks. This webinar will show you […]

By May 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Facility Management is About More Than Just The Physical Elements.

Facility Management is About More Than Just The Physical Elements.

Facilities Management has evolved from maintaining & reacting to the increasingly important role of contributing to the productivity of the employees of the organizations we work for. This shift from the physical to the people element has been happening gradually over time in the Facilities Management profession, but as the cost of people, both recruitment, […]

By April 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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