Traditional notions of facility management are vanishing. Or, at the very least, they are evolving. Changing with the times is an essential element of sustaining success well into the future. That’s why looking forward is more important than sticking to outdated modes of thinking. Following old conventions can be a hindrance to your business instead of helping it stay afloat. These days, more onerous demands are placed upon the shoulders of overworked and underappreciated workers, whether or not they are facility managers.
Incorporate Environmentally Friendly Policies
The modern workforce is trending towards younger employees. This means that the so-called millennial generation and Gen Z are more conscious of the environment than their predecessors. Greener solutions and sustainable practices are expectations that cannot be dismissed or otherwise downplayed. By saving energy, recycling responsibly, integrating biophilic designs, and including eco-friendly office products all fall under this umbrella.
Make Self-Care a Priority
There are many ways to make the workplace better for everyone. At some point, the pandemic-induced crisis will recede. This positive development will, in turn, mean that it’ll be safer to come back into the office. Building managers and business leaders must prepare for this transition. That’s why making self-care a priority will ease the difficult road ahead – and presumably, help curb the negative effects of burnout and staff turnover caused by valued employees seeking new opportunities elsewhere.
Best Practices Include Health and Wellness
Wellness facilitates productivity. Self-care and a renewed focus on mental health will pay dividends. However, it is important to remember that for many companies, providing mental health treatment or even instituting check-ins for such issues are beyond the capabilities of what the organization can or should do. Even so, in-office upgrades such as standing desks, ergonomic furniture, and more comfortable break rooms will improve morale and help everyone on your team feel better after the so-called new normal starts to return to the way it was before.
Retask Assets and Resources Towards Digitization
Reassigning necessary assets and resources towards digitization can also make a difference. While working at home was a flexible option before, it should be streamlined and optimized going forward given the current circumstances. Digital twins, smart sensors, and pivoting towards the Internet of Things (IoT) can boost your business more than anticipated.
Crockett Facilities Can Help!
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