Maintenance is an investment, not a cost center

November 22, 2019

How does engagement work in facility management? Maintenance and engineering managers might be tempted to think of facilities technicians as fundamentally behind the scenes, people who support the organization but are not directly contributing, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitesNet website.

Facility managers have a few strategies to dispel that misconception and engage their departments’ supervisors and front-line technicians:

Connecting the vision of the organization to the mission of the facilities department can help the facilities staff understand the way they fit in the overall picture. 

For example, without such essential responsibilities as thermal control, plumbing, lighting, and housekeeping, places of business would be much less than ideal and, in some cases, they would be dangerous. 

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