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3 Things Facility Managers should do today

3 Things Facility Managers should do today

Facility Managers are always getting things done around their facility, whether its responding to a complaint, dealing with space issue, organizing a move, coordinating maintenance or delivering customer service. It almost feels like you are on a treadmill, moving ahead but never really getting to the end. It’s a fact of life in the Facilities […]

By September 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Architects Dream – Facility Managers Nightmare

Architects Dream – Facility Managers Nightmare

        There is nothing special about cleaning hard to reach windows with a pole system, and this looks pretty typical until you look closer. (see the full size image below) This is in the new and very beautiful Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.  I transited through the airport on my way […]

By July 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Critical tools for Budgeting Facility Management Costs

Critical tools for Budgeting Facility Management Costs

Budgeting is a crucial task for Facility Managers. Since we manage a significant part of our organization’s costs, the budget is important to the organization both to validate the amount spent and to manage it. When I talk to Facility Managers, the annual budget process they have to go through is always a tedious, time […]

By April 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Quality Assurance for FM’s – Facilities Leadership Webinar

Quality Assurance for FM’s – Facilities Leadership Webinar

Webinar originally held February 12, 2013. Duration 30 Min. Quality Assurance helps you establish leadership in your Facilities role. It means you are being pro-active about service standards for your organization and implementing leading practices. It’s also a key way you ensure you and your suppliers are providing your organization with quality, consistent service. If […]

By April 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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