Global Investor Group has released a new guide to transition management for large-scale, corporate portfolios, and its principles apply to transition management within facilities management departments as well. The guide provides an in-depth look at the top ways Facilities Managers can reduce workload, increase budget adherence, and do more with less while moving to newer, more robust facilities management platforms, capabilities, and technologies. Let us look at some of the key measures identified by this new publication.
Transition Management Is Essential When Migrating Facilities Management Processes
Facilities management is in the process of moving from a reactive to proactive management strategy and business model. As with any change to standard business practices, change management is essential, and in facilities management, Facilities Managers must tackle the task of transition management. This is really a fancy way of describing the movement from one facilities management system to another, so Facilities Managers must carefully monitor the entire process to ensure maximum use of new facility assets, including the purchase, subscription or other use of new facilities management platforms, systems, and equipment.
Due Diligence Is Key to Effective Transition Management
Transition management in facilities management is also built on a solid foundation of due diligence. Facilities Managers need to thoroughly vet potential facilities management services providers before making a selection. In the modern age, any company can create a website and promote their brand, but the most effective facilities management services providers will have a proven record of accomplishment of positive results for their clients, as well as a nationwide footprint of ample field service vendors, capable of addressing and handling any task your organization may need to.
Transition Management Requires Performance Assessment
Performance assessment is another important aspect of transition management. Performance assessment allows Facilities Managers to identify strengths and weaknesses within existing operations, which may be used for benchmarking purposes upon implementation of new systems, processes, and equipment for facilities management.
Communicate Goals and Needs to the Facilities Management Team
Through all parts of transition management, Facilities Managers must effectively communicate transition goals, milestones, and needs. This will build rapport with team members and encourage higher adoption rates of new systems and processes as well.
Take Advantage of Technology to Steamroll Transitions
As part of transition management, Facilities Managers must establish a timeline between initial implementation and return on investment (ROI). Depending on the size of your facility and organization, tracking these factors can be a complex and labor-intensive process. However, Facilities Managers can take advantage of technology, including a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), the Internet of Things (IoT), and software-as-a-service platforms, to reduce delays during implementation and garner positive ROI faster than expected.
Use These Tactics to Improve Transition Management Now
The new guide to transition management in facilities is set to propel facilities management to new heights. Unlock the savings potential by completing your transition successfully, and use the resources of an experienced, proven facilities management services company.
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