My recent magazine article on getting the right service level from your outsourced (or subcontracted) service provider has been published and already I’ve received positive feedback. This article came from a startling statistic from a recent IFMA research report that said getting the right service was an issue with 78% of the facility executives surveyed.
Some time ago, I encountered a great case study about a proxy for office productivity. A colleague had an interesting example that points to the link between the office layout, furniture, finishes and productivity. No he doesn’t have a magic formula to measuring productivity – this example uses ‘employee satisfaction’ as a proxy.
Since I’m revising my presentation on communications for facility managers so I can deliver it at the ISSA conference in November, I was able to add this example of what not to do that I found recently in a washroom at a major facility. While at least the handwriting is very neat and they got…Details
While Facility Managers aren’t always responsible for deciding what amenities to provide for the workplace, that’s often the domain of the Human Resources group, those of us in Facilities & Corporate Real Estate certainly end up managing many of them. Regardless of your FM or CRE responsibilities, you can certainly provide input and make suggestions…Details
I’m always amazed how many facility managers don’t use Facility satisfaction surveys as an important information tool to make decisions, find areas for improvement, and even provide them with information and data that they can use with their senior management to support initiatives. I think there are two main reasons for this problem, and Facility…Details
Webinar originally held live April 25, 2012. Duration: 30 Minutes. Do you know what your occupants think about their work environment? If you don’t ask, you won’t know what you need to improve or change. Facility Managers are often fearful of what these surveys may reveal, but instead of shying away from the answers, you…Details
Webinar originally held February 12, 2013. Duration 30 Min. Quality Assurance helps you establish leadership in your Facilities role. It means you are being pro-active about service standards for your organization and implementing leading practices. It’s also a key way you ensure you and your suppliers are providing your organization with quality, consistent service. If…Details
Occupant surveys are an important tool that many Facility and Property Manages neglect. They are much easier and cheaper to do now with easy to use web tools and are even environmentally friendly as a result. The web tools make it easy to create and distribute surveys in a corporate environment and you can even…Details