Question of the Week

Resource pages for "Question of the Week"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


office workers COVID-19 coronavirus precautions

Are Office Workers Taking Coronavirus Precautions?

Bradley Corp's annual Healthy Handwashing Survey reveals workers are taking precautions as they return to the office: The majority are bringing a mask to work and have been fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccination

What Will The Post-Pandemic Workplace Look Like?

Following the successful distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination, what will workplaces look like in a post-pandemic environment?
utility usage

What Are Some Best Practices For Optimizing Utility Costs?

Misconceptions about utility usage often stem from a facility manager’s misdirected focus on what usage is being monitored, instead of focusing on how it is being monitored day-to-day.
return-to-office

How Has The COVID-19 Pandemic Changed The Future Of Work?

A new Cisco report uncovers forward-looking lessons for leaders navigating return-to-office strategies.
face coverings

Are Employers Required To Provide Cloth Face Coverings To Workers?

OSHA has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the use of face coverings, surgical masks, and respirators in the workplace.
roofing maintenance

Remote Roofing Maintenance? What Is Your Strategy?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, facility management professionals are becoming more resourceful in monitoring the performance of their roofs.
sustainability

How Have Companies’ Views On Sustainability Changed?

Over the past decade, more companies have come to realize that sustainability, cost savings, risk aversion, and business growth all go hand in hand.
energy services

Are Your Facility Energy Projects Guided By The Business Case?

Many companies providing energy services to commercial customers tend to focus on energy usage and technology first, and the business case second.
cannabis use at work

Is There A Safe Level Of Marijuana Use At Work?

According to the National Safety Council, no level of cannabis use is acceptable for those who work in safety sensitive positions.
political discussion

Do Political Discussions Affect Productivity?

More than half of employees think politics don't affect productivity, but they also see little value in political discussions at work, according to new survey data from Clutch.
workplace surveillance methods

Can Workplace Surveillance Methods Discourage Potential Employees?

Global survey finds that some workplace surveillance methods, including facial recognition technology, would discourage 64% of people from seeking employment with an organization.
summer vacation working

Is Taking A Summer Vacation Too Much Of A Challenge?

As the summer vacation season nears, a new survey reveals that professionals find disconnecting from the office isn't always so easy. What are your plans this summer?
noisy office

Is Noise A Problem In The Office Space You Manage?

A just released study from Interface helps inform facility managers on the importance of acoustical solutions for the current and future workforce.
smart building infrastructure

Smart Building Retrofits… What’s Holding You Back?

As building owners and facilities teams consider upgrading to smart building infrastructure, here are three broad scenarios that may hold them back.

Healthcare Facilities: Trends In Operations And Occupancies

Simone Health Development Companies shared three trends it has observed in healthcare affecting facility management, along with thoughts on mixed-use healthcare facilities.
checking email

Could You Disconnect From Email?

A new survey finds that a majority of tech leaders are confident they can disconnect from emails, but think employees may find it difficult to detach.
workplace design

Do Flexible Workplace Design And Policies Promote Employee Satisfaction?

The 2019 Staples Workplace Survey finds employees value having a choice when it comes to where they work and the environments that inspire them to be most productive.
2019 facilities

How Are Facilities Teams Using Technology Today, And In 2019?

A new survey from ARC reveals insight into the evaluation and acquisition of technology that facilities teams use to meet operating objectives.
utility audits

Question Of The Week: Auditing Your Utility Provider Could Net Big Savings

Ordering a utility audit on a facility’s water, sewer, and stormwater bills reveals any overcharges that an organization may be paying.
cyber security

The Security Of Security: A Q&A Roundtable

What does adding a digital layer to traditional security look like? And, what is the future shaping up to be for security in the built environment?

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