If you work in facilities management, you’ll know full well that each and every day presents new challenges that must be overcome. No two days are the same, and you’ll find that you often have to juggle several different projects at once in order to keep things running smoothly.
It’s possible that, because you’re so busy, some areas of your facilities departments will get left behind. You might think they’re running fairly well, but in truth they could almost always be running better.
In order to ensure that your business is being run efficiently, it’s important to make sure that it’s up to date in all areas. What sort of things, then, do you need to be paying attention to?
When did you last update your IT hardware? If it has been two years since your last upgrade, then it could be time to check up on how it’s performing. If hardware is left any longer than this, it could result in additional maintenance costs of up to 30% on updating system configurations.
This isn’t to say that when you check your hardware it will necessarily need a complete overhaul; it could just need a few minor improvements. Similarly, this applies to wiring and kitchen appliances. It’s always best to do regular maintenance checks, as it’ll save you money in the long run.
Ensuring that your staff are well trained is vital. When your cleaning, security or catering staff know exactly what they’re doing, fewer mistakes are likely to be made. Make sure that training and training refresher courses are a regular occurrence in your office to guarantee great results.
On a daily basis, how much waste do you think your business creates? Is this something that you pay attention to? If you don’t, then you might be throwing money away. By keeping up to date with the latest green initiatives, and recording waste, you could see a huge cost reduction.
If you’re unsure of which facilities departments in your own business need attention, then contact Blueshark Consulting. Blueshark Consulting will be able to help you recognise areas where you can put cost reduction strategies in place, and will then monitor their success. To find out more, get in touch.
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