Partnering with professionals will elevate your facility’s status and further prove your commitment to excellence.
Navigating the New Age of Facilities
Today, facilities are not just physical spaces where work is conducted; they are highly integrated hubs featuring advanced technology, automation, and other intricate systems designed to enhance productivity and efficiency. This is driving the need for a more innovative and informed approach to facilities maintenance.
While it is true that managing your facilities in-house offers the ultimate control, it also comes with significant challenges. In-house management requires a substantial investment in staff, training, and equipment, which can drain your financial resources. You may also struggle to keep up with the latest trends, technologies, and regulations as facilities get smarter and more complex.
Outsourcing has now surpassed 50 percent of the total facilities management market in several regions, including Europe, the Middle East, and North America. – McKinsey & Company
Outsourcing facilities maintenance to experts in the field who are up to date with the latest technologies, standards, and best practices is a strategic move for businesses looking to optimize operations while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. These experts know how to navigate the complexities of advanced systems, ensuring they operate at peak efficiency, and can address issues before they escalate, avoiding costly downtime and repairs.
Your facilities are a critical component of your business. Not only do they directly impact your productivity, but they are a tangible representation of your brand. Here are four reasons why you should outsource your facilities care:
- Business Growth: When you outsource your facilities maintenance, you free up valuable resources that can be used to grow your business and reach revenue goals. Think about it: A reliable facilities maintenance partner will take on the responsibilities of hiring, training, and task management, eliminating these duties from your workload.
By delegating these crucial but non-core tasks, your business will regain time, resources, and energy, which can be allocated to more critical initiatives and innovative pursuits. This not only helps streamline operations but also fortifies your position in the marketplace, setting the stage for sustained growth and profitability.
- Expert Care: You may be an expert in your business, but chances are you’re not an expert in facilities maintenance. As a building occupant, your understanding of its functionality is likely generalized. On the other hand, facilities professionals spend their careers submerged in the details of building management. They are adept at determining what elements of your infrastructure work efficiently and what parts require attention or modification.
Entrusting the care of your facilities to these experts ensures the optimal operation and preservation of your physical assets. Furthermore, it allows you to focus your energy and expertise on the essential aspects of your business, leading to increased productivity and success.
Companies are exploring the integration of facilities management and related services in an effort to streamline management and improve performance. – McKinsey & Company
- Bottom-Line Savings: Business leaders who choose to outsource facilities maintenance are often surprised at the reduced operating costs they’re able to achieve because of increased efficiency. Simply shifting fringe benefit costs to an external partner can have a positive impact on your bottom line.
When you handle facilities maintenance in-house, you take on not just the associated responsibilities but also the associated costs. Outsourcing relieves you of many significant expenses as well as your workers’ compensation liability.
Maintaining in-house facilities maintenance staff costs an average of 23% more than outsourcing the function. – IFMA
- Enhanced Safety: Facilities maintenance comes with a myriad of safety concerns – including electrical hazards, structural issues, and machinery-related risks. If your in-house maintenance staff have not been adequately trained, serious injuries and even death can occur.
Facilities maintenance professionals are continuously trained in the latest safety standards and procedures. This emphasis on safety guarantees that your facilities are maintained efficiently and adhere to the highest safety standards, which helps prevent avoidable accidents and ensures the well-being of all occupants.
Doesn’t Your Facility Deserve to be a Flagship?
Every part of your facility tells a story about your organization. Shouldn’t this pivotal representation of your brand be entrusted to experts who understand its value? The decision to outsource your facilities maintenance isn’t merely about operational efficiency; it’s also about prioritizing your image and legacy. Partnering with professionals will elevate your facility’s status and further prove your commitment to excellence.
About Flagship Facility Services
In 35 years, Flagship has grown from a one-person startup to a leader in the rapidly developing FM space. We now provide holistic solutions to more than 1,800 client locations across the U.S. and Canada. Flagship specializes in janitorial services, engineering, and maintenance for the aviation, manufacturing, and Life Sciences industries. With 6,000+ employees, we’re dedicated to creating the best possible experience for our customers.