Setting a Vision for Success in Facility Management

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as published in the November edition of Buildings Maintenance & Management magazine Proverbs states that “without vision, the people perish”, which essentially means that the people wander aimlessly without any clear direction and are left to their own demise.  Or to quote from another wise sage, Tobi Keith (for those country music fans) – “if […]

Perception is 9/10ths Reality… Managing Customer Perception & Expectations

Mind Games

How much easier would your job be if you could use the Jedi mind trick?  ”You are not cold, the temperature is just right.”  “You enjoy your gray cubicle with dim lighting.”  “You don’t really need that dry erase board hung today.”  Okay, come back to reality…  The truth is you can’t (or at least shouldn’t) […]

The 411 on TeleWorking (Part 1) – Why…

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While teleworking may not be an option for many facility professionals, it is a growing trend that has significant impact on the assets they operate & manage.  For example, in 2007 Sun Microsystems reported annual savings of $68 million in real estate costs, $3 million in reduced power consumption, and $25 million in IT expenditures […]

TeleWorking Survey

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TeleWorking has been a recent point of discussion in the facility industry over the past months.  As such, FacilityU is hosting this survey as part of our research in preparation for an upcoming article(s).  If you have implemented, managed, and/or participated in TeleWorking, we encourage you to complete the below survey. If you wish to […]

The Hands-On Hand-Off by Brad Howlett, CFM

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At some point in every facilities manager’s career there comes a time where the FM’s responsibilities need to be passed on to a successor, or a replacement.  Hopefully this happens because of upward mobility—being offered a higher level position.  Sometimes it comes under more difficult circumstances for the FM—organizational restructuring, downsizing, etc.  Either way, it […]