By David G. Cotts PE CFM
Indicates that the administration of a company's amenities, from boiler room to board room, can maximize productiveness and gains. the whole facility administration quarter - making plans, management, coping with the layout method, coping with funds, leasing, operations, upkeep and benchmarking - is roofed.
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Too often, facilities departments reflect an organization's short-term resources rather than its long-term needs. While I am well aware that most departments develop along with the parent company, and that the organization of the department is always resource constrained, nevertheless, good departmental organization aids accomplishing the facilities mission. Page 23 There are many considerations in organizing for the facilities mission, such as the size of the department, whether there are single or multiple locations, and whether the business wants standardized versus user-driven services.
Many items that North Americans normally regulate by company policy, procedure, or standards are fixed by law. Four common areas of contention are access to light, subterranean officing, locked windows, and workstation dimensions. In each of these situations, the facility manager must be sensitive to multicultural concerns. Laws must be followed. Also, all employees are subject to company policy. But with little effort and relatively few exceptions, everyone's needs can be met if the facility manager works at it.
These are all concrete things to do. When the Big Eight are complete, the facility manager has the tools to exhibit his leadership. Without them, there will be gaps in funding, staff, service assessment, or information. Some of the Big Eight are duplicative of items in the philosophy I already stated; actually, all of them are an outgrowth of that philosophy. If you have accomplished all of these eight tasks or are working on them, you probably have a good handle on your position and department.