Category: Management

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Challenge of the Week: Become a Chief Grounds Officer (CGO)

Chief Grounds Officer: The CGO The Chief Grounds Officer? Yes, I made that up. It doesn’t exist. But in a little bit I’ll challenge you to act like it does. Your institution may have a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), or a Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the senior management level. These titles are fairly common, while others such as Chief Technology...

Seven Reasons You Need to Complete a Staffing Level Study in 2017

A few months into a new job I was called into a meeting with my boss, the university architect, and the landscape architect for the new science building going up on campus.  They showed me an incredibly ambitious landscaping plan with 10,000 square feet of native plantings in six different zones, each coordinated with expected sun/shade and soil moisture levels.  Each zone had a dozen or...