Improve Your Management Skills: Be a Good Listener

Improve Your Management Skills: Be a Good Listener

October 21, 2015


I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen. Business people need to listen at least as much as they need to talk. Too many people fail to realize that real communication goes in both …

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The Invasion of Superbugs in Your Healthcare Facility Continues

The Invasion of Superbugs in Your Healthcare Facility Continues

September 28, 2015


Despite some improvements, plenty of opportunities remain for preventing and eliminating healthcare associated infections (HAIs), a headache for facilities managers that can be costly for healthcare facilities wanting to avoid reimbursement penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. …

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Considering UPS Systems Protection

Considering UPS System Protection?

September 18, 2015


For facilities, providing access to a reliable emergency power source, particularly during unstable weather conditions, is a critical, necessary part of an overall energy master plan. However, the demands change when you’re managing a healthcare facility, the most vulnerable of …

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Mentoring: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Mentoring: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

August 28, 2015


The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. Steven Spielberg In our previous blog about managing leaders or followers, creating a work environment that fosters new …

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Your Facility Needs an Energy Master Plan

Your Facility Needs an Energy Master Plan

August 20, 2015


So, you’ve taken important steps to protect your facility’s connection to electricity by installing an emergency power source, a very sensible choice in light of extreme weather events that can happen anytime over the course of a year. However, an …

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Measure The Safety of Your Chemical Footprint With CFP Tool

Measure The Safety of Your Chemical Footprint With CFP Tool

July 29, 2015


Once upon a time, you considered starting a green cleaning program to protect the health of your facility, tenants, patients and team members. Shifting from cleaners made with harsh chemicals to those containing greener, more environmentally friendly ingredients just seemed …

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Are Your Emergency Power Sources Ready?

Are Your Emergency Power Sources Ready?

July 17, 2015


The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season may have been an uneventful one so far, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for any other extreme weather events your facility could face over the year. The most important thing you can …

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Sharpen Your Financial Skills

Sharpen Your Financial Skills

June 26, 2015


Over the past few months in this space, we’ve discussed very important skills — being a good communicator and learning how to embrace change and manage it effectively — a facilities manager must master to be successful. You chose to …

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Save Negawatts With NBI's Retrofit Savings Estimator

Save Negawatts With NBI’s Retrofit Savings Estimator

June 12, 2015


A megawatt is a unit of power equal to 1 million watts, and, as a facilities manager, you’re constantly working on reducing them. However, you may not be aware of the negawatt, a term created by physicist Amory Lovins in …

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Ready to Go Digital With Your Facility's Wayfinding Signage?

Ready to Go Digital With Your Facility’s Wayfinding Signage?

May 29, 2015


Previously, we’ve discussed the importance of wayfinding signage and how HCAHPS patient satisfaction scores/Medicare reimbursements may be tied to navigating one’s way around your facility. The 12 tips we listed last year for improving wayfinding signage are good ones, but …

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