It feels like every week there’s a new workplace trend, with everyone racing to explain the latest seismic shifts coming from the massive move to remote work. We quickly gave up on the Great Resignation so we could share our feelings on The Great Regret, but now everyone’s going back and forth on boomerang employees.
For facility and maintenance managers, though, the most important trend remains return to office. With more people coming into your facilities more often, you need to ramp up both on-demand and scheduled maintenance.
But because your organization might have spent the last few years shedding office square footage and running onsite skeleton crews, you could be working with a reduced budget.
So, how can you set and protect your facility maintenance budget now that everything is starting up again?