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Hammering Down a Plan for an IWMS Implementation
May 05, 2014
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Alecia Chandler
My husband and I purchased a home last summer with the intention of doubling its square footage this summer – location, location, location! What started as a great idea in theory has turned into a true test of project management. My husband kept telling me I had plenty of time to finalize the floor plan and select materials. However, given my previous experience and current occupation, he was forced to answer my questions about closet locations and flooring preferences much earlier than he would have liked!  When considering any project, whether it be a home renovation project or...
The Role of Workplace Planners in an Evolving Workplace
April 14, 2014
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Richard Jordan
My work has recently involved participating in the design and development of a Customer Relationship Management organization for one of our clients. Part of that organization involves the development of a workplace planning function. The need for a CRE-dedicated planner who is close to the client and integrated into the facilities organization has always been clear; this is the critical connection between the strategy of the CRE organization and the tactical delivery of the business unit client needs on a daily basis. I have worked in an organization that did not have this role in place, and...
Got an IWMS Strategy? Now Take the Next Step.
April 09, 2014
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Steven McKissick
To continue the story from my previous blog, Strategy Moves Organizations from Desire to Achievement, I wanted to highlight some critical next steps in the process. First, if you have a strategy, congratulations! That is a tough first step. The next steps are important and provide a blueprint for implementation. Quickly, let me define “implementation” for the context of this blog. Implementation means putting into place the changes in people, process, and technology required to move the organization to align with the CRE Strategy. I will admit, in case you are not an avid reader,...
Head in the Cloud
February 28, 2014
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John Schaffer
  I just settled back into my office after spending 4 days in Las Vegas at the IBM PULSE technology conference. On the way there, I flew right over the Grand Canyon and, as always, was amazed at the beauty and vastness of the space that was right beneath me. On the way home, clouds were rolling into Vegas and it was perfectly fitting for one of the main themes at this technology conference of more than 11,000 technology professionals. The clouds are coming.   As our CEO and President of EBUSINESS STRATEGIES LLC (Ebiz), Phil Wales, put it, "The world is quickly moving towards...
Strategy Moves Organizations from Desire to Achievement
February 21, 2014
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Steven McKissick
One of the most important but overlooked aspects I find with CRE organizations from every industry is the lack of a clear, defined, and well implemented CRE organizational strategy. A wise man once commented that desire is the starting point of all achievement. For Corporate Real Estate organizations, what is achievement? Backing up a few steps, what is a CRE organization’s desire? What is the strategy that will help realize the acheivement? All of us have heard or used phrases like, “enterprise scalability,” “best practice,” or “synergize.” Like...
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