We are all suffering from symptoms of information overload. The daily onslaught of more and more data means that some of it will inevitably fall through the cracks. You may file away 25 e-mails one day, and overlook ten other important ones. You may communicate important preventive maintenance data within one building and neglect the rest of the portfolio.  Let’s face it, there is only so much time in the day.  Every day we make hard decisions on which people, activities, and processes receive a piece of that “time” pie.

Because of this, the ways in which modern real estate processes interact are increasingly complex. Facilities and Operations Teams, business systems, and data must work seamlessly together in order to deliver on the promises of optimal productivity, improved occupant service and satisfaction, and quicker decision-making time frames.  A good workflow must allow for that information to seamlessly pass between people, systems and…brace yourself you’re not going to like this one…portfolios.

More importantly, a good workflow allows you to “automate the mundane.” A phrase we like to use a lot here at Building Engines – and not just because our building operations software allows you to do it, but because we really believe it, is that people in the real estate operations business are always in overdrive and always putting out fires.  Once you get your workflow and processes in order, you’ll be amazed how much extra time is freed up for more valuable activities.

Building Engines will be hosting a Webinar in early August where we will tackle best practices for handling large teams, workflows that “automate the mundane,” and other valuable insights for increasing productivity and managing data across your organization.

Now, add that to your follow-up cue.