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Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break: How to take on digital transformation in your facility

Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break: How to take on digital transformation in your facility

There is so much buzz surrounding the importance of emerging technology, it can be overwhelming. Is an overarching tech upgrade to your facility necessary or even viable? Where do you start? How do you gain acceptance and begin the process? What should your expectations be? An article recently published in Facility Executive called “Preparing Facilities For The Inevitable Digital Transformation” does a good job of breaking down the most salient components to understanding all the trendy talk and information floating…

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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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Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break…Rise of the Digital Assistant Era

Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break…Rise of the Digital Assistant Era

From autonomous cars to synthetic DNA, it seems like there’s always new technology brewing that will alter how we interact with our world. For today’s coffee break, let’s take a quick look at Digital Assistants. Also known as Virtual Assistants, these are the little speakers sitting on people’s kitchen counters that can understand natural language and complete electronic tasks for the end user. Apple’s Siri, Google Now, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana are some of the big hitters in the space…

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Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break…Mindfulness at Work

Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break…Mindfulness at Work

It’s the job of facility managers to be super multitaskers, and it’s awe inspiring for all of us that can barely string one thought together at a time…you guys are amazing! However, it’s got to be mentally wearisome to constantly be pulled in 37 different directions. If this is you (and it’s okay to admit your brain needs some R & R) then incorporating some mindfulness into your day might be just what you need. In its essence, mindfulness is…

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