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Do You Analyze Financial Information to Drive Facility Decisions?

Do You Analyze Financial Information to Drive Facility Decisions?

Managing facilities is by its nature financially driven. The high costs of real estate, the cost of energy and maintenance and the perception that an organization’s facilities are a cost drag rather than a value to the organization are contributing factors. If you don’t have enough information and aren’t able to analyze that information, you […]

By March 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Why Implement Chargeback in FM? For Better Decisions!

Why Implement Chargeback in FM? For Better Decisions!

Real Estate costs money, and money is the bottom line for any company. Facilities Managers who recognize this fact are in a better position to raise the profile of the Facilities department and contribute to the success of the company by accurately establishing facility related costs and positioning the information for better corporate decisions. With […]

By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Communicating Environment and Energy Conservation

Communicating Environment and Energy Conservation

Environment and Energy conservation is an important topics to building owners and managers, yet the challenge of getting occupants to buy-in to your initiatives and actually change their behaviors remains difficult. Increasingly, individuals are seeing the messages in the media and making changes at home, yet they often have a difficult time linking it with […]

By September 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 →

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