Facility management trends
The fast paced world of facility management is constantly evolving. Developments have been made in recent times with regards to the technology used in facility management to help facility managers stay ahead of the curve when it comes to optimising operations and enhancing the user experience. In this blog, we will look into some of the emerging facility management trends that are revolutionising the industry
Technology has had an increasing impact on facility management over the course of the 21st century as it allows organisations to improve their efficiency, productivity and effectiveness. Facilities management software such as Snapfix are valuable tools that can help organisations track their maintenance activities and optimising workflows.
Not only that, technology such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors provide real-time data on energy consumption, occupancy levels, and equipment performance, enabling proactive maintenance and resource optimization.
Data-Driven Decision Making:
Facility managers have never had so much data to help them with their decision making process. Data analytics and intelligence tools like Snapfix allow managers to gain insights on their operational performance by providing cutting edge insights on areas such as usage patterns, space utilisation, and maintenance trends. This all means that savings can be made by being proactive and noticing opportunities and challenges before they even present themselves.
The Increased Importance of Health and Safety:
The COVID-19 pandemic rally highlighted the importance of health and safety in facility management. Managers have since begun implementing strict protocols which include in depth cleaning, improved ventilation and the educating of employees on the correct procedures and etiquette in the workplace. Touchless technology has also been implemented across the globe in a hope for more efficient prevention in the spread of current illnesses.
Workplace Flexibility and Experience:
The traditional concept of the workplace has undergone huge changes over recent times. Facility managers have been forced to adapt to a rapid increase in the number of employees working remotely with more flexible schedules compared to the traditional 9 to 5. Workplaces themselves have also gone through major changes with more open areas, quiet spaces and rooms filled to the brim with the latest technology being found in more and more organisations. This helps to create a newfound culture of creativity, engagement, and help to manage the work-life balance of employees.
Sustainability has become one of the most important aspects for businesses to focus on and facilities management is no different. In recent times, facility managers have begun implementing technologies that are more energy efficient as well as optimising their water consumption. The promotion of sustainable initiatives have also become standard practices in facility management which aligns with the global drive towards a greener future.
Facility management is rapidly evolving, driven by technological advancements, sustainability concerns and changing workplace dynamics. By embracing these trends, facility managers can stay a step ahead of their competitors by utilising newer and more efficient technologies to satisfy the evolving needs of their facilities and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
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