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Businesses in every industry need to react quickly to changing conditions. The faster companies are able to alter production, marketing or customer service strategies, the greater advantage they have over their competitors that are struggling to keep up
Rising employment rates are one of the main drivers of the commercial real estate sector. As businesses hire more workers, they will require additional office space and seek to further expand their operations.
Technology providers understand that often the single biggest obstacle to making significant improvements in a clients business is the fear and inherent resistance to change. And it’s completely understandable. It’s human nature. We all get comfortable and like our routine processes and ways of doing things that we’ve grown accustomed to. It’s the fear of the unknown, and in the case of business and technology, most often the “where will I find the time to learn and implement something new?” fear that keeps us from getting better.
Building Engines announced today the promotion of Scott Sidman to Senior Vice President. In his new role, Sidman will oversee and drive the company’s market expansion. He was previously Building Engines’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing and ran the company’s outreach efforts since early 2003.
Building Engines announced the release of new tools for managing building equipment and capital assets more efficiently. The new features empower building owners and managers to search, track, report and act on equipment related data, helping them address maintenance problems and improve capital planning and expense forecasting.
Ownership is what makes people care about outcomes. If you own your car, you care whether or not it gets scratched, remains clean inside, retains its value, etc. If you own your house, you care about its long term condition, the impact changes on your street will alter its general appearance, and how town policies […]
If tenants are the heart of a building, than the structure and equipment in that building is its lifeblood. Without properly functioning systems, costs will rise, tenants will become dissatisfied and the property will degrade. Over time it will lose value and become less of a viable entity. Much like your body needs proper care, […]
Much of the value we promise to deliver with our products and services revolves around the concept of helping our clients become “more efficient.” It’s a phrase we use liberally, but what does it mean and where is the real benefit to any organization? Property or facility managers and their staffs need to manage and […]
When the going gets rough, team cohesiveness can break down and productivity plummets. Declining conditions breed controversy and contempt among subordinates. Good teams respond well. Great teams excel. Exceptional teams turn the challenge into an opportunity and achieve greatness. The latter case requires exceptional leadership. Your actions under fire set the tone for your company, […]
Walking on the beach one morning while on vacation last week, I saw a man in the distance digging a hole in the sand. As I got closer, I realized that this man, a maintenance worker for the property at this spot, was digging holes in which to bury the seaweed that he had previously […]
I recently wrote about the basic principles and objectives of Benchmarking. In particular, proposing that a simple definition of benchmarking is to compare your current results from a procedure, task or process, against a standard. While there are many complex benchmarking strategies you can employ (Six Sigma, TQM, ASQ, etc.) for most organizations, those are […]
Most of us have made a New Year’s Resolution at some point in our lives. These resolutions typically focus on personal issues such as eating healthier, getting more exercise, or quitting smoking. They are typically goals that we would like to achieve, but we often fail to put a plan in place that allows us […]
Wow! 2009 certainly provided us with some spectacular examples of how appearances are not always what they seem- The news and resulting flood of occasionally very funny emails featuring the various offenders made for a lot of water cooler discussion and head scratching. The fall from grace of a number of noteworthy people and companies […]
I love this time of the year. Certainly the holidays and everything that goes with them are the primary reason, but I also truly enjoy the process of wrapping up the year by looking back to reflect and looking ahead with anticipation and optimism. Most managers have their own processes for concluding the year that […]
I recently attended an industry trade show for one of the markets we serve that uses our web-based operations platform to help manage building maintenance and other related tasks. The facility manager of a fairly large organization expressed interest in hearing how we might be able to help them improve the efficiency of their maintenance […]