The coronavirus pandemic has affected most aspects of institutional and commercial facilities. In many facilities, outsourcing maintenance and engineering activities now may be considered a more practical option moving forward., according to an article from Facilities Management Decisions on the FacilitiesNet website.
Finding skilled and competent personnel has become a challenge. Outsourcing work to an organization that specializes in facility maintenance or a needed skill can be an attractive strategy for managers.
The process removes the responsibility of many activities that managers are accountable for and ensures that the contractor provides qualified and competent resources and services.
Maintenance and engineering managers considering outsourcing maintenance activities must weigh both internal and external considerations in making the final decision. The impact on facilities of the coronavirus has only made the decision more complex.
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