Facility management can get pretty complicated, and that’s just in-house. It’s an entirely different plateau of complexity when you pass facility management off to a third-party company. It’s challenging finding a company that you trust to care for your building like it was their own. After all, who would understand the needs of your business better than you, right? With that said, if you can find the right company, it’s a significant weight off your shoulders when you don’t have to manage everything on your own anymore. Many tradeoffs come with hiring a facilities management company.
Pro 1: Broader Scope of Expertise When You Hire a Facility Management Company
Since a third-party facilities management company acts as a specialty service provider, you won’t have to scrounge around for workers with the right set of skills for the job. The biggest hurdle you’ll have to overcome is teaching your vendor what needs your employees have and your company culture, which is much easier than teaching them the skills for your job.
Con 1: A Facility Management Company Is Not Your Employee
Contrary to in-house facilities management, a third-party company has workers that are not from your business. What does this mean? It means you can’t merely walk across the hall and talk to them when needed. You’ll have to spend time coordinating meetings with all workers involved. Outsourced facilities management providers also don’t see what happens around your business every day, so they can only use the information given to make their decisions.
Pro 2: Flexibility
By going with an outsourced facilities management company, you’ll have someone in your corner who can put their attention on the areas that need that attention the most, all while handling general needs around your business at the same time. It’s also easier for outsourced vendors to scale than lone facilities managers.
Con 2: Implementation Delays
Since the workers from an outsourced facilities management company aren’t from your own business, it could take extra time to complete specific tasks. As a result, if you want something done by a particular time, you have to give the staff enough time to get to your business.
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