A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world. – John Le Carre.Get out of your office and go see what’s really going on out there! Facts are friendly. – J. Irwin Miller‘Nuff said. Nothing endures but change. – HeraclitusWant to argue this one?
FM departments are notorious for not having all the resources needed to fulfill the mission. Yet virtually every one of us has small margins scattered about, people or budget line items that are under utilized. The question isn’t what you have, it’s what you’re doing
If you are like the rest of us, you are hearing and learning more about FM metrics and building your own systems. Here are a few links to resources. If you are wondering what all the buzz is about these will be good starter points. http://dashboardspy.com Shows a variety of dashboard
All of us in the FM business are aware of the role conflict plays in our daily lives. We never have enough money or people to get the job done, priorities keep shifting, and ambiguity reigns supreme. In that type of environment conflict is inevitable. If you spend your time trying to
Then I’ve got just the place for you. Check out http://reformingprojectmanagement.com/ for lots of great info and tips. It is a great blog run by a guy named Hal (man or machine?) and is one of the best sources of practical Lean / Kaizen thinking I’ve seen as the disciplin
When we moved to our new headquarter facility many things changed. Staff expected the new building to be different, but few outside of the Facilities Services group understood the degree to which a new building requires new processes, new skills, and new efficiencies. Moving from faci
Ever thought about how life’s best answers are usually the simplest (notice I did not say the easiest)? For example, investing. Want more money? Deny yourself and save some of what you have. Want more energy? Expend the energy you have in exercise until you’re exhausted. W
I am sure that you routinely listen to financial market reports, and if you are like me, you do the math in your head to approximate the impact on your own part of the financial universe. If you happen to be one of those who does your own investing and financial management, then you p