About the Strategic Facility Guide
The Strategic Facility Guide was developed by RAL Location Strategies to serve the needs of small and medium organizations that did not have dedicated facilities planning expertise/resources. The Guide is based on our consulting approach and includes technical articles, resources, and tools that leanly staffed facilities departments can use to assemble and analyze data to find opportunities for improvement with minimal consulting assistance.
Our perspective of facilities is that the physical work environment should be as safe, enjoyable, environmentally sustainable, and healthy as possible for all of us. This contributes to our physical and mental well-being, which contributes to the quality of our work. Property is typically a sizable financial asset for most organizations with multi-year implications, so wise investments are needed.
Our perspective of facilities management is that it is a complex decision-making environment influenced by organizational priorities, technical facts, and expanding knowledge base. FM data and systems are necessary for effective operations, with lower cost/lower complexity systems suitable in most cases if properly configured for their intended use.