CRE Technology Models When Leveraging Outsourced Services
April 23, 2018
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Phil Wales
The use of outside service providers is a valuable way to refocus the facilities organization on value-add strategic services by shedding tactical services.The other major trend to positively impact the facilities organization strategic focus is the rapid adoption of workplace technologies to streamline, standardize and gain control of facilities operations.There is an absolute association between the outside service providers and the technology used to deliver those services. The question today isn’t should technology be used; it is rather who controls that technology.   Common...
Taking Control of Personal Development
March 21, 2018
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Dollymae Carnegie
Whether just starting out your career path or having wide-ranging experience, taking control of personal development is not the easiest venture. Personal development plans can bring anxiety for both managers and employees; however, having an employer that provides an extensive collection of personal development and learning tips and tricks, will make the journey easier. There is a misconception that employers are responsible for your development, but the truth is, no one will have a higher vested interest in your personal development than you. Our employers are helpful in providing feedback...
Importance of Reporting
March 02, 2018
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Julie Lovett
Many clients who invest in an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS), Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) applications or Point Solutions know the expected immediate benefits of the module(s) implemented, i.e. having the ability to track leased or owned properties across a portfolio, integrating building data with the Building Automated System (BAS) for complete data capture of building information and/or  utilizing the space module to track and analyze space utilization and locate employees in a building. The immediate need for critical information may cause users to...
Setting Expectations: Can we ever over communicate?
January 31, 2018
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Alecia Chandler
The Webster Dictionary defines communication as "a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior", which leaves out a key component - perception. If we add generational gaps, cultural differences, and technology into the communication blender, we have a puree of context that is easily misconstrued by the receiver and, if then conveyed to others, starts a massive round of the telephone game. For those unfamiliar with the telephone game, the message comes out completely different as it is passed along from one...
CHANGE: adopting a positive mentality toward ‘change’ during technology implementations
January 04, 2018
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Carla Hinson
  Heraclitus said it best when he stated, “The only thing that is constant is change.” Change is constant in our daily lives, and yet, often, we try to avoid it in business. If we truly embrace the idea of continuous improvement, not only is change to be expected, it is necessary to help us attain more efficient and productive ways of working. So why do most implementation teams find change to be a dirty word?   The dichotomy of continuous improvement through change and the scope/schedule/cost implications of change during implementation is an admittedly...
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