Question Of The Week | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings
Do you have any feedback on the best strategy for implementing a high tech approach to operations and optimizing current full-time staff?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Technology And Staffing In Hospitals

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Technology And Staffing In Hospitals

Do you have any feedback on the best strategy for implementing a high tech approach to operations and optimizing current full-time staff?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: The Mystery Of The Fancoil Unit

I was in the process of winterizing the fancoil units, and I noticed that one of them is not getting any flow in the hot water coil (even though I opened both the manual and control valves). What could be the problem?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What Is The Role Of FM In Business Continuity Planning?

Would you be able to assist or suggest various steps/guidelines to follow in making a good and practical business continuity plan?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Mobile Phone Use In The Workplace

Now that mobile technology is everywhere, what is considered fair and reasonable in terms of personal cell phone usage in the workplace?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Dealing With Disasters

In a post-Sandy world, how can facility managers prepare to bring operations back online without causing even greater problems?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Quantifiable Evaluations

Is there some tangible, yet unconventional way to evaluate facility managers in terms of customer satisfaction?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Engaging Millennials

As a millennial who has just entered the corporate workforce, I am quite familiar with the challenges of being attracted to—and going through—onboarding, but I'd also like to understand these issues from the facility manager's perspective.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Post-Emergency Preparedness Planning

When faced with an emergency situation like a flood or a fire, how should facility management professionals prioritize their efforts AFTER the event?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Remodeling Benchmarks

Is there any kind of established benchmark for interior remodeling in facilities?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Property Manager vs. Facility Manager

Very few companies have specific job descriptions relating to facilities management, and there is rarely an agreed performance management policy or system in place. How—and where—do professionals draw the line?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Multi-Site Maintenance

When dealing with multi-site operations in the financial services sector, is there a suggested approach for maintenance and repairs?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: End User Satisfaction Surveys

Is it possible to create one template that can be used by the facilities management department to measure end user satisfaction with multiple processes/projects?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Facility Management Inspections And Reports

Should it take significantly longer to create the facility inspection report than it does to collect the data, photography, and other supporting information?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: CAFM Explorer Going Mobile

When considering mobile CAFM options, what kind of hardware device should facility managers use for maintenance crews?


We're looking for safe ways to handle gum removal, especially in cases when the gum has been there for years.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What Social Media Works Best For You?

How are facility management professionals using social media to handle challenges in and around their facilities?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Too Hot/Too Cold Complaints

How do you handle temperature complaints in your facilities?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Energy Efficiency Recommendations

What are the best energy efficiency recommendations facility managers can make to other facility managers?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What IFMA Credential Should I Pursue?

CFM prep exam or FMP? I am not sure what I am ready for and would appreciate any advice or shared experiences.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What Should You Outsource?

A facility manager is seeking outsourcing advice.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Service Request System Plus More

Can anyone recommend a robust customer service/work order request system?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Belt Maintenance

Is it wise to push the integrity of equipment when maintenance is fairly straightforward? Or should you only change belts when necessary?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What To Do When Moving In

Where can I find resources, tools, and tips for opening a new commercial office building?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Taking The Pulse Of The Profession

What is the current health of—and forecast for—the facility management profession?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Facility Management Nuances

Are there basic differences in service requirements for facilities management based on urban vs. suburban demands? Corporate vs. manufacturing environmens?


How should a Los Angeles-based facility deal with space heaters when safety inspectors visit?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Tracking Employees

What is the best way to track the quantity of employees in each building and on each floor in an environment of partial hot desking, and where cell phones, VPN phones, and wireless technology are prevalent?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Getting Motivated!

What motivational quote have you used to get your team ready to face facilities management challenges?


What can facilities management in house staff members do in order to raise awareness among co-workers?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Incentives For Results

What are the pros and cons of incentives on outcomes?

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