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Boosting Productivity, Part 4: The Break Room Bump

October 11, 2017

Looking for another way to boost productivity? Studies show that productivity increases when employees can step away from work and get a mental break. After all, people can only be productive for 90-120 minutes before they need to recharge their …

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Traits of a successful Facility Manager

October 4, 2017

Maybe you’re looking to become a facility manager (FM) and you’re wondering if you would be right for the job, or perhaps you are already an FM and you want to improve. Either way, the secret to being a great …

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Better design means fewer falls

September 20, 2017

According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury or death among people 65 and older. According to the American Geriatric Society, most falls for this population occur in hospitals and nursing homes, …

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Productivity, Part Two: Employee Empowerment

August 23, 2017

Last month we looked at how employee satisfaction can lead to increased productivity. This month we look at the importance of the power of choice.   Numerous studies show that empowering your employees can lead to higher productivity, so let’s …

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Daylighting can save you 33%

August 9, 2017

Daylighting is the practice of allowing a controlled amount of natural light into a building to reduce electric lighting costs. A daylighting system includes skylights and windows along with a daylight-responsive lighting control system. Such a system can reduce energy …

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Better questions to ask a job candidate

July 19, 2017

Job interviews can be truly enlightening for an employer—if they’re done right. Too often, employers find themselves asking the same old tired questions (“what’s your greatest weakness?”), leading to the same old tired answers (“if anything I work too hard”), …

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Augmented reality set to take BIM into the real world

June 21, 2017

Maintaining your electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems can be a real challenge, especially when many of these systems’ components are hidden inside walls, ceilings, floors or underground. Facility Managers often have to make do with 2D blueprints, which are difficult …

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Ergonomics for cost savings and increased productivity

June 14, 2017

According to a 2013 survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases. MSDs cost businesses about $20 billion a year in direct costs (worker’s comp, medical payments, legal …

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