By Peter Costanzo, Director – Facilities Management Team
This is part of our series on the challenges facing facilities managers in different industries. While there are common problems facing all facilities management professionals, corporate facilities managers are particularly challenged with a rapidly changing workplace environment in what is often a shrinking footprint as well as issues such as sustainability goals and emergency preparedness.
The needs of a mobile workforce create new paradigms and problems that didn’t exist a few years ago with office-sharing, hoteling and mobile access as high priorities for employees. While aging buildings and mechanical systems reach the end of their expected operating lives, CEOs want to reduce facilities management expenses - and facilities managers can be caught in the middle. Furthermore, as many organizations are looking to achieve lower energy consumption and become more sustainable, energy management becomes more important. And finally, there is a need for corporations to have emergency plans as well – including well-documented policies and procedures.
Today’s technology is smarter, impacting the building lifecycle and providing a range of new benefits. Today’s corporate facilities managers can get ahead by:
- Identifying the unique needs of their organizations changing workforce.
- Knowing their firm’s business objectives, and how their team can support those goals.
- Develop SMART (specific, measureable, attainable, relevant, time-bound) goals to meet these needs that align with senior management’s goals.
- Identifying what facilities management technologies and processes are needed achieve these goals.
- Gathering relevant information into a central repository.
- Streamlining space and asset management to provide accurate capital planning to meet tomorrow’s needs.
With a myriad of potential issues, the IMAGINiT Facilities Management team can help corporate facilities managers get started mapping out their path forward. Learn more.
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