If you are like me it seems as if life in general could not possibly get any busier or complicated. We seem to find a way to keep all the balls in the air without any crashing down around us but it costs us something. Then along comes a profound change that forces us to re-evaluate. O
I spend two and half hours a day on average commuting to and from the office. I tell people (seriously even) that I have the best commute in Los Angeles. If you live in LA and have a commute you probably wish you had mine. One hundred eight miles a day, ninety-two of which are along t
As end users become more sophisticated in their operations they understand through experience the real advantages of optimizing product delivery processes. It is natural that they should want to extend those advantages to key services, both provided and received. Supply Chain Manage
I recently worked a major development project and found that the 600+ emails a day were completely paralyzing me, and I knew I wasn’t alone. I announced that I was implementing a new policy of “Planned Neglect.” Essentially, I said “I will look at emails firs
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
Changes in multiple domains are combining to fundamentally influence the workplace. You can expect this trend to gain momentum as fiscal health strengthens and companies begin to deploy capital on projects that they see as positioning themselves for the future. While not all organiz