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There are times when emotional issues can crop up in the workplace--regardless of whether it's a personal conflict or a professional one. How should facility managers act—if at all—when called upon to console a co-worker or employee under these circumstances?
What is the appropriate professional procedure for dealing with RFPs from internal departments that ask for numerous quotes from facilities on work that will more than likely never be completed? How do I keep from alienating my vendors and contractors?
Is there any facility management software designed for labs that can handle maintenance, drawings. leases, and all the other necessary documentation?
While facility professionals deal with challenges daily, high profile events such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the Texas chemical plan explosion often prompt procedural reviews. What would you do if something like this happened in or around your facility? Could your staff handle it?
Where can I find templates or guidelines for preventive maintenance management plans for split aircon units?
What are some of the major challenges standing in the way of effective workplace psychological injury management?
Ventilation rates have been studied in numerous ways, but has anyone used it in connection with absenteeism and wellness programs?
I've used a few different programs in past lives but they were mostly geared towards educational facilities or they didn't include some of the vital modules I'm looking for in this particular application. I have found an option that seems pretty sharp and includes most of what I'm looking for, but I'd appreciate more feedback.
I know we're supposed to trust our vendors, but do any of you bother with photo or video verification of completed tasks? If so, do you find it helpful?
When an important employee appears to be coming down with flu-like symptoms, what can—and SHOULD—facility managers do?
How are facilities managers handling smoke free policies with regard to electronic cigarettes?
It is possible to set up a reservation system that actually works with regard to communal meeting spaces?
If an AEC professional uses BIM for a building project and one of the components fails due to a problem with the software, who is ultimately responsible?
Of the current facility management software products currently on the market, which one does the job best? Or do they all miss one feature or another to some degree?
Do you have any feedback on the best strategy for implementing a high tech approach to operations and optimizing current full-time staff?
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?
Would you be able to assist or suggest various steps/guidelines to follow in making a good and practical business continuity plan?
Now that mobile technology is everywhere, what is considered fair and reasonable in terms of personal cell phone usage in the workplace?
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.
When faced with an emergency situation like a flood or a fire, how should facility management professionals prioritize their efforts AFTER the event?
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?
Should it take significantly longer to create the facility inspection report than it does to collect the data, photography, and other supporting information?
While alternative office strategies are popular in the workplace, what are the practical considerations regarding "working from anywhere" for facility management professionals?
How are facility management professionals using social media to handle challenges in and around their facilities?