Whether you’re a small business or a large enterprise with a global footprint, the way work gets done has changed. Today’s workforce is more mobile, flexible, and tech-savvy than ever before, requiring smart workplace solutions like hot desk reservation systems to attract the best talent. But they are also diverse. The events of 2020 left... Read more »

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A Preventive Maintenance Checklist for 2021 + Best Practices

Preventive Maintenance Checklist A preventive maintenance checklist is an essential item for keeping your building and employees safe and may help to prevent avoidable downtime in some instances. CMMS software can help schedule these activities so that you can avoid equipment failure and unnecessary risk in the workplace. What Is A Preventive Maintenance Checklist? A... Read more »

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The Complete Facility Manager Checklist for 2021

Facility Manager Checklist The job of a facility manager covers a broad scope of work duties. For that reason, a facility manager (checklist) will have a wide assortment of different job tasks depending on the industry they’re in. Overall, the goal of a facility manager is to maintain the buildings, amenities, and utilities that keep... Read more »

An important lesson from history is that every crisis presents risks and opportunities. In 2020, COVID-19 devastated large parts of the economy, put millions out of work, and created the most dire health crisis of the 21st century. It also overturned outdated beliefs about remote work, sparked companies to build programs that foster emotional and... Read more »

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The Complete 2021 Facility Maintenance Best Practices Checklist

Preventative Maintenance Checklist Preventative maintenance is one of the essential parts of running an efficient and cost-effective business. Most things become more expensive the longer you wait to repair them, so having a preventative maintenance checklist helps ensure that you catch any problems as soon as possible. Checklist Guidelines Revise this facility maintenance checklist whenever... Read more »

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Leveraging an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS)

  Written by: Dan Lorenz, President of AMS CAD+CAFM Solutions   An Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) can deliver an accurate picture of your facilities data enterprise-wide. This enables you to utilize reports and dashboards with embedded key performance indicators to help you quickly identify areas within your facilities where you might be experiencing inefficiencies... Read more »

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Unlocking the Value of Data in Commercial Real Estate

  Written by: Michael Gresty, VP of Workplace Analytics, FM:Systems   Council of 100 Innovation Forum Champions Change Leadership in Real Estate Data In late October, as Chair of OCSRE Council of 100 Innovation Forum, I was thrilled to host the first in our Virtual Change Leadership Series. The focus was on data and its... Read more »

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Facility Management: The 2020 Corporate Role of the Year

Traditionally, facility manager’s jobs have gone unnoticed. Why? Because a smooth interaction of the occupants within a space is a reflection of a job well done by the facilities team. Then the pandemic happened and all eyes were on our facilities and how they could impact employee health and safety. Suddenly, the world has recognized... Read more »

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Measuring Workplace Performance in 2021

It’s certainly safe to say at this point that the COVID-19 global pandemic has changed the way that we all think about the workplace. As many of us continue to spend most of our days working from home, it’s time that we begin to consider how we will measure workplace performance in the future. Many... Read more »

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Top 10 Tips for Implementing the Hybrid Workplace

Like many major societal events though, the pandemic will leave a legacy. In the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, that legacy will be significantly greater acceptance of remote working. Some employees might shift to complete remote work, it is likely that a great many more will end up with a split schedule, working from home... Read more »