The Best Return-to-Work Strategy: Facilities Management Post-Pandemic

As the Covid-19 pandemic progresses and vaccines become more available, workplaces have a crucial decision to make: how to safely return to work. Many factors must be considered when making this decision: how employees have responded to working from home, what your state health and safety guidelines regarding the pandemic and business are, your budget and how the pandemic has affected it, the equipment and space you have available for a floorplan re-stack, and many, many more. Generally, return-to-work strategies are falling to three categories:

  1. A stringent approach: organizations will not be returning to physical workspaces until 2022.
  2. A return-to-normal approach: organizations are requiring their employees to return to the same operations as before the coronavirus pandemic.
  3. A hybrid approach: organizations have some employees attending the physical office and others working from home.

There is no right answer as to which approach your organization should take, excepting where state health and safety requirements may require you to implement certain health practices, such as temperature-taking, mask-wearing, hand-sanitizing, social-distancing, and more. All those in consideration, the pandemic has emphasized to a greater degree that the health and happiness of employees and facilities is extremely important to the health and productivity of organizations. RSC has compiled what each approach may entail, what we recommend and why, and what your organization may want to consider when returning to work. Read the following articles to learn more and determine the best return-to-work strategy for your organization.

ARCHIBUS Applications: Asset Management

This week we’re thrilled to feature ARCHIBUS’ Asset Management. The Asset Management application optimizes the use of all assets throughout their full operational life-cycle, from acceptance through operational use, repurposing and disposal.

Benefits

  • Optimize capital and other asset investments through integrated lifecycle management of asset acquisition, utilization, repurposing, and decommissioning/disposal
  • Improve the use of every asset with centralized lifecycle management and tracking
  • Reduce excess asset inventory with a clear understanding of actual needs
  • Enable better decisions in asset repurposing/replacement choices to avoid unnecessary expenditures
  • Facilitate the decommissioning and/or disposal processes of capital equipment and other assets

Enable staff to quickly inventory assets with Mobile apps

Asset managers need to provide effective stewardship of assets throughout the full operational lifecycle—from acceptance through operational use, repurposing, and disposal. ARCHIBUS Asset Management provides an integrated view of all assets, including properties, buildings, land, structures, equipment and furniture. Asset Management mobile apps provide point-of-activity interfaces for asset acceptance and field surveys, and Web-based consoles provide transparency into key asset life-cycle data to optimize tactical asset management decisions. These integrated capabilities speed day-to-day decision-making for real estate, infrastructure and facilities operations.

*This information was provided via the ARCHIBUS website.*

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