The facilities management market is rapidly growing across all sectors, and sometimes, it can be difficult to keep track of how the market is segmented. This holds particularly true when you look at the variances in market segments around the world. It’s good to have a grasp of the global marketplace, especially if your organization […]
Technology has opened the doors to many trends, but none might be more ubiquitous than walking down a street or through a facility and seeing everyone with earbuds in or headphones on. There is evidence showing that, for some, listening to music while they work increases overall productivity. However, many workplaces have an explicit (or […]
We’ve been told since we were kids that it’s polite to hold the door for folks coming into a building or room behind you. While this cultural maxim works fine at, say, the coffee shop, though it could actually pose a security risk at your business or facility. Too often, unsuspecting employees use their credentials […]
The world continues to move steadily toward greater mobility, and this holds just as true for facility management as it does for any other business. So, with customers/clients/tenants pushing for mobile solutions for other aspects of their lives, why are some so reluctant to adopt mobile solutions for their facility management needs? Software company AwareManager […]
To accompany yesterday’s article, University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy’s online Executive Master of Urban Planning program put together an infographic that takes a look at some longitudinal data regarding wildfire intensity and severity. In accordance with these increases, the data highlight the exponential increase in the cost to fight each fire, […]
While there is no way to accurately predict what the facilities management landscape will look like in the future, we can take a squint in the rear view mirror and get a sense of where we might be heading. Looking back can give you, as a facility manager, a good sense of where the industry […]
Though many recent incidents of workplace violence have occurred in the public eye, there are still far too many that we do not hear about. This infographic, created by the Safety Management Program at Eastern Kentucky University provides a solid overview of recent statistics, potential warning signs, and outlines some preventative actions.
On average, the United States Postal Service processes and delivers over 493 million pieces of mail (letters and packages) per day. That does not include the additional millions of packages per day handled by other shipping companies such as United Parcel Service or Fed-Ex. On an average day, all of this goes off without a […]
Schools come with a unique set of security-related challenges. Take a look at this infographic from Tyco Integrated Security to see some of the top security concerns of K–12 facilities.
Over the past few decades sustainability has become more than a buzzword. More and more, clients and employees are looking to a business’s impact on the environment and in the community before deciding where to spend their money or where to work. One way to drive sustainability is to implement the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, […]