This week’s post comes to us courtesy of Ashley Halligan, an analyst at Software Advice. Ashley focuses here on a topic that is important to all FM’s, the adoption and deployment of CMMS solutions (and by extension all forms of FM technology) to speed response and improve
It is never a safe or necessarily wise thing to try to predict the future, and I am not. Make no mistake about that. But all of us should maintain an awareness of the world around us as we plan our personal and business lives. I am generally an optimist and pragmatic, believing tha
Buildings Magazine reports that non-residential construction activity is up 2% from last year. Most sectors appear to be on the rebound except public works. Overall commodity increases are running slightly higher at 3% on average, with steel and carpet (6%) and paint (8%) leading th
If you read this blog even occasionally you know that I am a big fan of data and metrics in managing the FM domain. Our group routinely tracks, analyzes and reports data on the full breadth of services we perform. As a result we are tuned in to the pace of our business and can almos
Tony Schwartz has a great blog post at HBR on how multi-tasking is not always such a good thing. Good stuff and I’m a believer. It’s more than longing for “the good old days,” it’s about being able to maximize the impact of our time. Check out ….
You hear a lot these days about “agile” project management. This term is generally used by IT project managers to describe software development and system roll out projects. The general sense is that agility improves project outcomes by valuing open collaboration, speed of process
In the early 1990’s (how long ago does that seem?) Steelcase produced a series of videos on the daily trials, tribulations, and triumphs of facility managers. They are a bit dated now obviously, but still some of the funniest and truest explanations of the “Art of FM̶