It's time for an end-of-year facilities staff check-up

December 27, 2018

Sometimes facility managers are so caught up in key performance indicators (KPI) and the business bottom line they fail to realize their department’s culture is suffering from health symptoms that may lead to a full-blown illness.
They fail to perform a periodic checkup on their department to see if there is need for preventive action to guarantee its continued wellness, according to an article on the Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.
Facility managers who fail to recognize their department’s symptoms typically say they are fully aware of what is happening in their organization and don’t need to stop their all-consuming daily business to perform a health checkup.
Hidden but telltale signs, however, often indicate that facility departments may not be quite as healthy as their managers think. When these symptoms are left unchecked, these departments may end up with a debilitating illness. Consider these symptoms:
• Staff are late to meetings and are reluctant to contribute
• Staff withhold information and aren’t interacting on a regular basis
• Staff form small splinter groups

Read the article.


See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Ebola cases reported in Uganda

Cases are first outside outbreak in Congo


Pennsylvania hospital gives up stun guns after wrongly using one on patient

Taser used to subdue a patient who was on suicide watch and became threatening and aggressive


The future of telehealth and what it means for facilities management

Telehealth is putting a 21st century spin on the old-fashioned house call


Clinics trying to improve the experience to encourage mammograms

Some facilities are offering chair massages and goody bags


Focus: Facility Design

Growing number of projects adopting IPD methods

IPD has already resulted in time and money saved, errors avoided, and profits made, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.