Happy people do their jobs better and more efficiently than those who aren’t happy. And while many things affect how happy employees are with their jobs, the physical workplace has one of the biggest effects.
Facilities management may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about keeping workers happy and healthy, but ensuring everyone has a safe and pleasant workplace is very important.
In our efforts to create a good work environment, we often need to remember how important things like office layout and lighting are.
But these details are not important. The facilities management team is in charge of putting these things together in a way that inspires workers to do their best every day.
In the next section, we’ll talk about how important facilities management is for making a good place of work for employees.
A clean workplace not only boosts morale and cuts down on missed work, but it also improves the health and well-being of employees. Today, more than ever, it is very important that the people in charge of facilities give all employees a clean workplace as a top priority. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, many facilities teams are making big changes to how they clean in general. This makes employees feel better about going back to work.
Temperature and Quality of Air
Indoor air quality is an overlooked part of a healthy place of work (IAQ). Facility managers can protect their staff from the bad effects of poor IAQ, such as fatigue, headaches, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, by taking care of the building and making sure there is enough ventilation. Also, they can make sure that workers are comfortable by keeping an eye on the temperature and making changes as needed (or transferring temperature control to the employees, which is proven to boost workplace satisfaction).
Natural light has been shown to make people happier, reduce stress, and give them more energy. Because of this, it’s easy to see why office workers like having it around. Building construction will determine how much natural light gets into an office. Still, facility managers can move furniture, install mirrors, and add artificial lighting like skylights and tubular daylight devices to make the space brighter.
When a workplace is set up with productivity in mind, the result is better output, easier hiring and keeping of employees, and more money in the bank.
With features like real-time monitoring and alerts for commercial spaces, CloudApper Facility Management Software makes facilities work better. Our apps can be changed to fit your needs, from managing assets and mapping layouts to making budgets and running day-to-day business.
Contact our customer success experts immediately to get the help you need to create the kind of work environment your employees deserve.
What’s wrong with the CAFM software we’ve always used?
There are hundreds of different FM software options on the market today, and many of them make big claims about making FM procedures easier and ending the confusion. It’s hard to choose between them, and it’s easy to make the wrong choice based on money or false claims of extra features.
Additionally, too many FMs have already suffered CAFM‘s downsides—complex, extensive systems that cost tens of thousands of pounds to install and take months to complete. They could have seen projects that didn’t work and cost a lot of money. Because of a bad project, they could have seen an FM team lose money and power.
Given all of this, preserving the status quo could seem simpler than dealing with the expense and inconvenience of a failed installation.
It’s too hard
It could take months to set up and train people on expensive, technologically complex systems. Even though they claim to make working with IoT connectivity and AI applications easier, they may make delivery times longer and make you less flexible.
Big-ticket items might need more flexibility to deal with your business problems. There’s a chance that a big, international software company might not want to change how their systems work to please one customer.
Smaller, more do-it-yourself solutions, on the other hand, sometimes only offer a software program, a monthly subscription, and not much else in the way of help.
Uneasy to Use
Usability could be a big problem when getting CAFM software used internally. Many products put features and functions ahead of how the user feels (user experience). It is better if you stay away from systems that require a lot of training from your staff before they can be used. A CAFM interface shouldn’t require a lot of training, just like Amazon, Facebook, and LinkedIn don’t.
The news is good
But CAFM systems are getting better. New systems, like CloudApper Facilities are coming out on the market to make their systems easier to learn and use. The focus of these systems is on user interfaces and mobile technologies.
They help businesses get involved in their whole supply chain and corporate operations so they can get the best and most accurate data for performance optimization.
Spend money on what’s important
So how do you pick a CAFM system that will quickly meet your most important FM needs and give you a quick return on your investment?
How can you sort through all the options and figure out which ones will really help your bottom line?
How can a system be put in place that the whole company can support and benefit from with as little trouble as possible?
Get started by calling CloudApper. We can quickly adapt our Facilities application to your precise business requirements.