What is Culture? Why Does it Matter?

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Some time ago I was privileged to attend a presentation that focused on a particularly challenging set of events for a large organization, the changes in leadership that took place at the time, and the dynamic environmental circumstances that this organization faced in overcoming its time of crisis. There were a number of gems of […]

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Three Areas of Focus to Enhance Strategic Planning

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Over the years of involvement with strategic planning, I have found focusing in three activities can make a significant difference to support the success of the strategic plan: Over the years of involvement with strategic planning, I have found focusing in three activities can make a significant difference to support the success of the strategic […]

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Leadership in Uncertain Times

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You’ve reorganized, cut discretionary spending and gotten close to your customers …now what?  The storm seems to have subsided but clouds hover on the horizon. As a leader you must help your team face the future in a productive way or risk fueling a downward spiral of failure and regret. Yet the forecast is unclear, […]

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4 Functions of Multimedia Content in Your CMMS

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Simply put, your CMMS provides a solid framework on which to record the planning and execution of work and any anomalies experienced. It also provides tools to analyze and report on the data collected, for improving your work program and making management decisions regarding recruitment, training, workplace layout, signage, capital replacement, and so on. Although […]

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10 Steps for Better Asset Management in 2015

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A new year is upon us, giving rise once again to reflect on where we are personally and in business, and what New Year’s resolutions might be helpful. This column outlines a ten-step New Year’s plan to improve how assets are managed at your company. Now if you are reading this and New Year’s Eve […]

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Comparing RFP vs. RFQ vs. RFI Approaches When Purchasing a CMMS

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There are many ways to approach the procurement of software, hardware, or services, whenever you decide to replace or upgrade your CMMS and related systems. Regardless of which approach you use, there is always an element of gathering information, obtaining a price, and negotiating terms and conditions based on user requirements. This may involve multiple […]

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Risk Scoring Using Your CMMS

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David Berger says ensure that you focus on the right work on the right assets at the right time. With growing automation and more complex assets comes growing risk, where risk is defined as the probability and impact of a negative consequence. In the world of asset management, negative consequences can take many forms, such […]

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Performance Management – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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If you’ve been following posts for the past several weeks thanks for bearing with me as I’ve tried to cover off a lot of territory on performance management. I started the series by touching on the dread and anxiety too many of us – leader and follower alike – feel when we approach what has […]

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