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New Year's resolutions for facilities managers

December 19, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA — The New Year offers an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start over again; for facilities managers, the New Year provides the chance to try a new system or fine tune an existing cleaning program, according to a press release.

kbm facility services logoTo help identify resolutions that will positively impact any cleaning operation, KBM Facility Solutions has announced the top six New Year's resolutions for facilities managers, the release stated.

"The New Year is what you make of it — it can be a time to turn a new leaf or just another business day," said Rene Tuchscher, chief operating officer (COO) of KBM Facility Solutions.

"From the Affordable Healthcare Act to the rapid adoption of day cleaning programs, there are several factors that will impact the cleaning industry in the coming year. By taking steps to rethink traditional ways of doing business, we can better prepare for these changes and improve our operations," Tuchscher added.

According to the release, the list of top resolutions includes:

  • Pilot a new project. Don't be afraid to be a pilot for new ideas, processes, procedures and product. Testing new programs, such as a new way to clean carpets or train staff, can provide you with insight into new ways of doing things.
  • Refine your requests for proposal (RFP) process. Before you put out a bid for cleaning services, carefully select and vet vendors.
  • Talk less, listen more. There are many innovative ways to accomplish things, so it can pay to listen to the contractor and/or cleaning workers who are actually performing tasks.

For the complete list of resolutions, click here.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.