Aligning management and maintenance functions within an organisation can be a complex and trying business, particularly as what is seen as ‘priority’ may differ considerably between the various departments.
As a facilities manager, your role as ‘chief negotiator’ if you will, is crucial to achieving successful outcomes for your company.
Many companies take their time over developing formal plans for their organisations, but one of the main stumbling blocks is that they frequently take too long to roll them out. That’s why involving key management and maintenance personnel at an early stage can be a sound idea.
Getting ‘out of the blocks’ slowly is one of the main reasons viable projects and ideas can drift into obscurity – not because of lack of planning – but because of a lack of action.
So deciding on your priorities, setting down your plans and taking action, is what’s needed to achieve your business goals. Needless to say, all goals should be reasonable, achievable and measurable.
Management consultant Peter Drucker is oft quoted as saying: “If you want it, measure it. If you can’t measure it, forget it.”
Communicate and then Communicate some more!
The other key ingredient to successfully achieving your company’s goals is to keep everybody ‘in the loop’; nothing should be left to chance. As a facilities manager, this will inevitably mean juggling any number of resources to achieve the desired outcomes. To do this you will need to solve potential hiccups (conflicts) and ensure that everybody keeps moving in the same direction towards your end goal. That can sometimes be a difficult – and not unenviable – prospect.
Computerised Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)
If you are thinking you could use a little help to make your mission run a tad more smoothly, then take a closer look at the new generation of computer maintenance management software (CMMS). This incredible software works seamlessly within your organisation to assist you with managing every aspect of your maintenance operations: from handling contractors, to purchasing stock, to monitoring budgets.
Engaging the latest maintenance management software on to your FM team will be key in aligning management and maintenance operations to everyone’s satisfaction. Your state-of-the-art software system will enable you to manage people, departments, spaces, facilities and contractors with ease.
At any given time you will be able to view the complete picture within your organisation, to help you make the right decisions with confidence and inspire management and directors to do the same.
If your company wants to be more effective, competitive and goal-oriented this year, then it’s time to find out more . . .
If you are ready to get your management and maintenance departments working together like never before, then it’s time to investigate the capabilities of the latest maintenance management software – designed to drive your business to another level.