Story Ideas

We do a lot of thinking about the challenges of managing facilities and workplaces, and like many journalists, managers, and individual workers we wonder where it’s all going–and how we’re going to get there.

More importantly, we also talk to our sponsors and other practitioners all the time, and some of them even pay us to do original research (surveys, interviews, observation, focus groups). So we’ve got lots of ideas and even some real data about how the facilities management profession is changing, and what organizations need from their facilities management and workplace professionals.

Here are some of the topics we think are important;  we’d be happy to offer our ideas and opinions about any of these, and more:

  • How can the facilities strategy be aligned with the business strategy?
  • How can you measure the value of investments in facilities?
  • Given the new accounting standards, should organizations be buying facilities or leasing them?
  • Are flexible workers really 20% more productive than their office-bound colleagues? Why?
  • Why haven’t flexible work and mobility caught on more quickly and more widely?
  • What is the business impact of flexible work?
  • How is a mobile workforce impacting space utilization and workplace design?
  • How can we measure the productivity of a facility when the workforce is in and out of it on a daily basis?
  • With so many people working away from their regular offices, what is the future of the corporate office?

Whether you are working on a specific story, or just curious about the changing role of facilities management, contact us to explore these kinds of questions.