Zero Cellphone Use

November 23, 2022


Cell phones are incredibly useful for a whole host of reasons. Most people could not imagine working or even getting through a typical day without them, but there’s a dark side to this tech. There are, as Tristan Harris said …

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The Good and the Bad Open Office

November 16, 2022


One of the things younger employees tend to like an open floor plan. However, a few new studies have shown that open floor plans may not be as effective as they were once touted to be. The pros and cons …

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What does Facility Manager do?

September 30, 2022


Facility Management is an organizational function that integrates people, place, and processes within the built environment with the purpose of improving the quality of life of people and the productivity of the core business. Facility managers are the people who make sure …

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Reduce Turnover By Improving Workplace Communication

July 18, 2022


Communication is essential for any business looking to succeed, but unfortunately internal communication with employees often gets neglected. Without proper communication in the workplace, employees fail to build strong relationships within the workplace team and get important projects done. This …

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Raising Leaders In Your Facility

June 20, 2022


“There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders, and continually develops them” – John C. Maxwell As a Facility Manager, you can’t be everywhere 24/7, but you can …

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Company Mission Statement and Culture

April 26, 2022


In order for an organization to clearly define its goals and brand identity, it might first want to create a mission statement, or its reason for existing. When a company does this, it allows for people to see in a …

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Trends in Fleet Management

January 25, 2022


Despite uncertainty linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fleet industry has seen continued investment in technology to adapt to new ways of operating and tracking fleet vehicles. According to the 2021 Verizon Connect White paper on the latest fleet management …

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Data-Driven Planning for Energy Efficiency in Facilities

November 23, 2021


While investing in energy efficiency may help reduce maintenance backlogs, it may not address all aging systems and space within a building facility. About a fifth of maintenance costs happen during the initial stage of construction, so using data analysis …

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Attracting Employees During a Labor Shortage

November 9, 2021


With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many factors are contributing to the current labor shortage, including an aging, retiring workforce, smaller organizational budgets for continued education/training, lack of trade skill training options, supply chain disruptions, and increased options for employees to …

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Protecting Workers from Heat Hazards

November 2, 2021


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on October 27 to protect workers from hazardous heat conditions in indoor and outdoor work settings. With this release, OSHA begins the rulemaking process for …

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