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Maintenance: Staying Ahead of the Changes

September 22, 2020


You may recall our blog post about how important it is for facilities managers to stay ahead of OSHA at their healthcare facilities by investing time and effort into preventing slips and falls and stopping the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. However, …

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Happy Office, Happy Profits

September 14, 2020


It seems pretty simple on the surface—happier employees work harder, leading to more productivity and higher corporate profits. However, many employers are so focused on things like cutting costs, improving efficiency, and sales figures, they often overlook the human factor. …

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Facilities Management: The Whole Picture

September 6, 2020


As a facilities manager, you are constantly faced with making decisions—some big, some small. These decisions take their toll throughout the day. Researchers have a term for it: decision fatigue. But having an efficient and dedicated team is essential and …

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Workplace Age Divides and How to Overcome Them

August 26, 2020


Every facility employs people of multiple generations; from the “Silents” to the “Baby Boomers” to Generations “X” and “Y.” There are several principles of generational differences and, in order to overcome these, it is important to understand them. Many of …

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The Key to Inspirational Mentoring

August 12, 2020


“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” – Bob Proctor Mentoring is an important aspect of facility management. For many years, it has …

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So, whether building a new facility or renovating an existing one, keep these tips in mind to
ensure your project is a success. Contact Vanguard Resources for more tips or information.

Grappling with Facility Projects

August 6, 2020


Facility projects are a large undertaking. They require a detailed plan, a skilled staff and a knowledgeable project manager. To ensure that your next project is a success, remember and implement these four straightforward tips. Visualize the bigger picture. Like …

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Ways to Improve your Healthcare Facility Amidst Rapid Changes

July 5, 2020


In health care, as in any industry, change is inevitable. Shifts in policy, new programs, infectious diseases and government mandates necessitate annual changes in day-to-day hospital processes; meanwhile fluctuating budgets and regulations drive shifts in staff and leadership. The way …

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How to deal with resistance to change

December 27, 2017


Some employees embrace change. They can see the potential for improvement in any plan, and they actively work toward implementation. However, every organization has a few individuals who resist change and voice their objection. As a manager, how do you …

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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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Changing minds, Part One: Changing others’ minds

May 24, 2017


We’ve all been there. You’re in a meeting and you’ve put forth an idea or a suggestion. You’ve done your research. You know your stuff. And yet, someone still objects. They don’t like your idea and have a different approach. …

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