Increase sustainability. Reduce costs. Maintain safety. Improve the quality of the workplace. Manage cleaning service levels. Provide reliability. Avoid system failures. Minimize capital investment. Keep up public image. Support rapidly changing business needs.

These are some of the competing goals for anyone managing an organization’s facilities.

In a perfect world, you would have complete information on your facilities — what you have, what needs attention, what you are going to need. Unfortunately, in today’s rapidly changing, competitive world, resources are just too scarce to always have complete and up-to-date information on hand.

That’s the point of the Strategic Facility Guide — to provide an approach and the tools to help you quickly and economically understand if what you already know is “good enough” for smart decisions. It helps you identify key information needed right now and define the prioritized investments and actions that best position your facilities to support your organization.


  • Using an Agile Facility Strategy to Navigate Upheaval - We all know the nature of a bank/credit union branch is going to change.  All industries evolve and that time for retail financial is now.  There is a lot of serious and interesting discussion of Micro-branches, the Experiential Branch, the Digital Branch, and other competing visions of the “Branch of the Future.”  As a facility […]
  • Agile Facility Approach to Strategic Planning - Note: This is an introductory article on an Agile Facility approach to Strategic Facility Planning – see also my presentation on this topic from the NFMT conference in March 2016:   Agile methodology is a project management approach, mostly used in software development, that takes incremental, iterative steps to make progress on a large (possibly incompletely […]
  • Benchmarking vs. Strategic Assessment? - We have advocated both benchmarking and strategic assessment programs as affordable strategies for medium size businesses to improve the performance of their facility assets and related operations.  How should you decide which to use? The answer is easy, use both. Okay, I know that was a smart *** answer, but here is the basic difference […]