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Keeping Your Lunchroom Clean

May 8, 2019

Keeping a facility’s lunchroom clean can present a challenge for any facility. While janitorial employees are generally responsible for cleaning a facility, in most cases, it is the staff who is tasked with keeping the kitchen clean and making sure …

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Protecting Employees From Harassment

May 1, 2019

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, incidents of harassment were the highest in these industries: Accommodation and food services: 14.23 percent Retail trade: 13.44 percent Manufacturing: 11.72 percent Health care and social assistance: 11.48 percent So, what can a …

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Together, success is a given

Increasing workplace satisfaction

August 26, 2016

Study after study shows that satisfied employees are more productive and act as better ambassadors for your company. However, achieving the goal of high employee satisfaction is a challenge for many facilities managers. Raises aren’t always the key. While a …

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Workplace Wellness, Part 2: Encouraging Healthy Eating

August 18, 2016

More and more companies are implementing health and wellness programs and it’s not hard to see why. Studies show that every $1 spent on employee wellness programs will save you $4 in healthcare, absentee, productivity and attrition costs. There are …

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Mildewed Walls

Mold Prevention and Removal

March 24, 2016

There has been a lot of controversy (and litigation) surrounding mold over the years. Scientists, doctors, and lawyers have been arguing about the possible health risks involved due to exposure to mold, with engineers, architects, and facilities managers often caught …

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How to run better meetings

Tips to Run Better Meetings

March 10, 2016

Employees and managers alike loath meetings, often complaining that meetings get in the way of actual work. Sometimes, however, meetings are essential to getting the job done. Here are some tips on how to run fewer and better meetings.

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Managing/Embracing Change at Your Facility by Example

Managing/Embracing Change at Your Facility by Example

January 26, 2015

Change is not merely necessary to life… It is life. Alvin Toffler Growing a capable team of leaders is vitally important to the success of any facilities manager who can’t be everywhere 24/7. Successfully honing the skills described in a …

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Are You Taking Advantage of ASHRAE's Free Services?

Are You Taking Advantage of ASHRAE’s Free Services?

January 20, 2015

From time to time in this space, we share some of the latest in free tools, from Building Industry Reporting and Design for Sustainability (BIRDS) to Smart Grid technology and the Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program, in hopes of making …

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