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The “I” in IWMS Pertains to More than Just Technology
September 03, 2014
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Phil Wales
The dominant technology solution in the real estate and workplace management world is the Integrated Workplace Management System, or as we all know it, IWMS. There has been a lot written about the importance of the first letter in that acronym, “I.” The word integrated is the key driver for this class of software, but I want to focus on a more important aspect of IWMS – or more specifically, of successful IWMS deployments. First, a definition: Integrated is an adjective that describes its subject as: combining or coordinating separate elements so as to provide a...
Change is Coming... Whether You're Ready or Not
August 06, 2014
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John Schaffer
The days of summer are nearing their end for my three children. All three will be starting new schools this year, and the most concerned is my daughter, who will be entering into junior high. She’s reasonably nervous-excited, as you’d expect of any incoming junior high student. She’s concerned about the unknown and how she will navigate through all of the new features of being in a new peer group and new school. As we discussed this, I had one simple nugget of fatherly wisdom: Change is a certainty you can count on in life, and the better equipped you are to accept it, the...
Revolutionizing IWMS Services
July 15, 2014
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Steven McKissick
Today we are wrapping up our company's retreat. Not only is it a great time to get together with everyone in our great company, but this retreat includes everyone's family too. I personally continue to be surprised and appreciative of the Ebiz commitment to the workforce. There is a lot of meeting and greeting, being surprised by changes in each other’s kids, and fun in being together. It also provides a unique opportunity and dedicated time to come together and work through our strategy, improve our approach to challenges facing clients today, and set goals and actions for the...
Observations About Work
June 25, 2014
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Phil Wales
I see our clients – and our own employees – working hard and with increasingly busier and busier calendars. Working harder and longer hours is sometimes necessary and thus may be interpreted as a sign of value or commitment. But that is not necessarily true. Busy is not the same as effective. Even worse, those same people can get bogged down, tired and disillusioned believing those around them are not pulling their share of the weight or the “systems” are not helping as they should. The reality is often very different. We can easily get caught up doing urgent stuff and...
Standardize on a Standard: The New ISO 55001
May 13, 2014
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Steven McKissick
One of my favorite sayings – and if I am fortunate enough to work with you, you have probably heard – is “the best thing about industry standards is that there are so many of them.” I did not coin that phrase and cannot remember who in my past did, but it continues to be a true statement. There are some great standards in our industry and a significantly strong business case why organizations should adopt a standard, no matter which one. With that said, I am not going to use this blog, today, to go through each of the standards and tell you which is best, nor am I...
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