What I want to ask all of you, of course, is, “Well, what do you think?” We’ve spent months working to improve Building Operating Management, and now, ta-da, here it is. I imagine you feel much the same way when you renovate a building or upgrade space. But as editors we can’t even see the expressions on your faces as you move through the redesigned pages of the magazine.
As a substitute for seeing you in person, I’ll point out some of the principles that guided us as we worked to make a good magazine better.
• One thing facility managers always want to know is what other facility managers are doing. We’re going to focus more attention on the experience and expertise of individual facility managers. We’ll tap other knowledgeable sources as well, but we want to make sure that we’re sharing the current practices of leading facility managers. To that end, we also updated our Editorial Advisory Board. We’ll use that distinguished group as a sounding board for our ideas as well as for feedback on topics we should be addressing.
• From square feet to kWh to ROI, numbers fill a facility manager’s day. To reflect the environment you work in, we’re going to highlight numbers that can help shape your decisions, including numbers from our own surveys.
• Over time, magazine designs, like building furnishings, start to show their age. We’ve given the magazine a cleaner and more contemporary look.
So what do you think of the redesigned Building Operating Management? Take a minute to post a comment below. Even better, let me know what challenges you’re facing, what successes you’ve achieved. Think of it as a post-occupancy evaluation. Your feedback will help us know what we’re doing right and where we can improve.
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