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Safety Speaks: Why Communication is Key for Safe Workspaces

  While some might suggest that facility managers should be primarily “behind-the-scenes” (until something breaks), we couldn’t disagree more. In fact, our experience shows that the best facilities are often those which actively encourage dialogue between employees and facility managers. Beyond merely procuring comfortable working conditions, this communication is of paramount importance for maintaining a […]

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Care for Critiques with your CMS

  CMS, or “content management systems,” are the industry standard in digital property management. The tools that CMS provide for users improves organization, responsiveness, and overall maintenance of properties.  So for you building managers, ask yourselves this: what makes for a good CMS?   What are the attributes that make for a good system to […]

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Commutes gone? Welcome to the “Oculus Office”

    Fifty years ago, business was done almost exclusively via face-to-face meetings (supplemented by landlines and the postal service). Today, we harness the ability to send massive amounts of information across the globe within seconds. And, tomorrow, we’ll be more likely to sit at virtual conference tables than real ones. We are a society that […]

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There’s Serious Substance in Strong Building Safety (Part 2)

    In a previous post, we outlined a four general ways in which personal safety can be compromised by both internal, external, and natural forces:   Physical harm caused by the building and its utilities Disasters (natural and artificial), such as tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires Third-party crimes, such as theft, defacement of property, and […]