Before considering why you should hire a facility management service, you need to know what facility management means. It’s different from facility maintenance, and arguably more important. Facility management holds the responsibility of managing a company’s physical assets, including its buildings, systems, and equipment.
The purpose of facility management is to keep operations safe and reliable in the long run, though it’s day-to-day intensive as well. Facility management services are multi-faceted, and can (and should) be tailored to your facility’s needs. As we near the end of the year, now might be a good time to get educated on it. Here’s why you should hire a facility management service in 2023:
Maximize Value & Minimize Cost
Facility management services help maximize the value of your facility, your business, and its physical assets. Especially if you own your facility, management services aim to protect it from damage and depreciation, as well as perform routine and preventative maintenance to its structure and systems. This helps preserve your facility’s current value and potentially increase its future value.
The function and performance of its systems and technology also affects how well your business operates through its employees, so facility management is critical in enabling employee productivity, which helps your bottom line. Also, facility management services increase the lifespan of expensive systems, reducing the cost of repair or replacement.
Keep Things Clean, Working & Safe
Needs differ based on the size of the facility, how it’s used, how many people operate within, and which resources are necessary for the business to function. What’s the same for all facilities in terms of management goals is the need to maintain a clean environment with minimal safety risks, and in which all systems and equipment function properly. A dirty and disorganized environment poses a risk to health and safety, and may lead to the damaging and/or dysfunction of things critical to operations.
The most productive employees work in an environment free of distractions and disruptions. Facility management service providers understand that a facility, and all the technology, systems, and processes in it, need to be maintained a certain way to maximize the productivity of a workforce. Their goal is to optimize operations and enable a company to function best through more productive workers.
Organizations like the IFMA, or International Facility Management Association, which has tens of thousands of members, demonstrate that facility management service providers are the leading experts of facility management solutions. Providers offer many services, including overall facility management, maintenance, security, janitorial, quality control, IT, real estate services, and general support. Hiring a facility management service pretty much guarantees the solutions to all your facility needs.
Saying, “it pays for itself,” really is overused, but it’s really the case here. In the long run, to scale and grow your business, hiring a facility management service really is necessary, so if that’s your goal for 2023, get to hiring!