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ERIC Number: EJ981219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0882-7249
Creating a Shared Context for Value-Based Collaboration & Decision Making
Guckert, Donald J.; King, Jeri Ripley
Facilities Manager, v28 n4 p34-37 Jul-Aug 2012
How does one succinctly communicate the breadth, complexity, and forward-thinking approaches that are necessary for facilities management organizations to operate in today's complex and ever-changing environment? Recently, the authors were asked to do just that at the University of Iowa Department of Facilities Management. In this article, they describe how they developed the "physical asset management" portion of a short presentation that would be used to help external audiences understand institutional services. The integration of effort represented by the cluster of value propositions in their physical asset management model creates an appreciation for the complexity of the issues and challenges faced in managing the institution's physical assets. By taking a broader view of responsibilities and opportunities, the authors have created a shared context around the value they bring to the institution. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa