What’s the best prank you’ve pulled at work? Post/comment for a chance to WIN “The Office: The Complete Series” box set!

What’s the best prank you’ve pulled at work? Post/comment for a chance to WIN “The Office: The Complete Series” box set!

Nope, we’re not kidding. We want to hear about, or better yet see, the funniest prank you’ve pulled (work appropriate of course) at your office. Show us the goods and you just might be rewarded with one of the funniest, prankiest tv shows to hit the corporate world ever, The Office! The winner will be announced in next week’s blog. The Ball Pit Prank The Packing Peanut Prank The Printer Prank The All Wrapped Up/Present Prank

FM 2 FM: A Virtual Sit-down with Facilities Subject Matter Expert Jon Burke

FM 2 FM: A Virtual Sit-down with Facilities Subject Matter Expert Jon Burke

SCLogic was fortunate enough to learn about Jon Burke via our amazing VP of Marketing, Ashley Cleveland. Mr. Burke is a distant relative by marriage, so she affectionately refers to him as “Uncle Jon” or “Non-Uncle Jon” as the actual case may be. Precise familial ties aside, Mr. Burke is the Facilities Subject Matter Expert for a major electronics company, so we were excited that he agreed to talk to us about his life in Facility Management, as well as…

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AI in the Workplace: Developing Skills for the Unknown Future – Part II

AI in the Workplace: Developing Skills for the Unknown Future – Part II

So, this is where it gets even more interesting in my opinion. Knowing that there will be jobs in a few years that don’t currently exist, how do we acquire the skills we’ll need to do those jobs? When what we need to know is changing faster than formal education or long-term training can keep up with, how do we keep up as business owners or employees? About 56% of respondents in the Dell survey from last week speculate that…

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AI in the Workplace: Potential for Positive Change IF Implemented with Care – Part I

AI in the Workplace: Potential for Positive Change IF Implemented with Care – Part I

For decades we’ve speculated over the impact of artificial intelligence in our world. However, now that it is becoming a reality rather than a distant future, the discussion is getting interesting. To find out more, Dell Technologies recently sent a survey to 3,800 executives asking various AI-related questions. About half thought automated systems could free up employee time, while the other half disagrees. However, 82% imagine their employees will have to work as “integrated teams” with machines within the next…

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Cutting Costs and Taking Names: An Article Written by One Of Our Own

Cutting Costs and Taking Names: An Article Written by One Of Our Own

The SCLogic team has done it again with a well-written article recently published in Mailing Systems Technology magazine called, “Cutting Mail Center Costs: The Goldilocks Approach.” Why Goldilocks? Because there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to making your mailroom more efficient. The article poses questions to help you think through what might work best for your situation, inviting you to think from expansive, moderate, and creative/resourceful positions. For example: Is your mail center experiencing the year-over-year 25% growth in package deliveries? Did…

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The Robots Are Coming…No Wait, They’re Already Here. So, What Should We DO with Them?

The Robots Are Coming…No Wait, They’re Already Here. So, What Should We DO with Them?

Ryan W. Buell, an Associate Professor of Service Management in the Tech and Ops Management unit at the Harvard Business School, just published an article that discusses the increasing use of advanced robotic automation technology in our everyday lives. However, he doesn’t just illustrate the expanding number of use cases, he examines how people want automation to enrich their lives and to what degrees. It brings the adage, “just because we can, doesn’t mean we should” to a whole new…

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Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break: Low Energy Mornings Get a Boost

Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break: Low Energy Mornings Get a Boost

Some of us are lucky to be naturally awake and motivated morning people, some of us have to peel our eyes open long enough to make and imbibe the sweet essence that is caffeinated coffee products. For those in the latter category, I found this article that shares how some of the world’s most successful people make the most of their mornings: https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/4668-these-powerful-morning-routines-will-make-you-insanely-productive Some you’ve probably heard before, like avoiding email as much as possible in the morning, but there…

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Changes are a comin’: Facility Managers to be Recognized by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with a Standard Occupational Classification

Changes are a comin’: Facility Managers to be Recognized by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with a Standard Occupational Classification

It’s getting official folks! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is recognizing “Facilities Managers” with a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code 11-3013. What’s the big deal? As you are probably quite keenly aware, many in the FM world have come to the occupation via indirect paths, transitioning almost by chance from maintenance and service trades. Learning the job was usually done on the spot, advice passed down from an old-timer or scrounged on your own by trial and error. Why? Because…

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