The ENTOUCH Blog

The ENTOUCH Blog

The Fallacy of “Leadership in an Unprecedented Crisis”

The emails are countless and my LinkedIn feed is full. Each subject line trumpeting the 4, 7 or 10 key attributes to lead during these unprecedented times. This is what you need to start doing now so that you can finish this journey, lead your team and separate yourself from the pack. Here’s...

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You Want to Lead in a Crisis? Start with the Truth.

A ‘leader’ once told me, “You can’t share that kind of information with them, it will freak them out.” ‘Them’ was a reference to our entire staff and the information was our cash position and cash forecast. I wasn’t the CEO at the time, and it wasn’t my call. We provided benign and...

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What I Learned When the World Ended

It seems R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” plays in the background while many of us model a myriad of financial scenarios. It’s a difficult and busy time; my CFO and I are flipping spreadsheets back and forth at a speed that seems to defy the space...

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Smart Building Solutions Provider

Don’t Go It Alone: The Value of a Smart Building Solutions Provider

Demand for efficient energy and smart building management continues to grow. According to MarketWatch, the smart building solutions market will grow at 29.69% CAGR, achieving a value of $33.7 billion by 2023. Partially responsible for the remarkable growth, demand for a smart building solutions provider partnership helps companies derive more...

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Challenges in Preventive Maintenance

The Top Challenges in Preventive Maintenance (and the Solutions)

Many challenges in preventive maintenance leave Facilities Managers to assume preventive work will always be outside of the budget. Reality dictates preventive maintenance is the only way to gain real control over maintenance spend. Meanwhile, new laws require pre-set facility inspections for critical equipment, including elevators, facades, boilers, safety equipment,...

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energy manager

So Now You Are an Energy Manager…Now What?

The world of facilities management has evolved to include a host of new technologies and capabilities. Facility managers have access to vast treasure troves of data, and after processing through advanced analytics, actionable data gives rise to a new type of manager, the Energy Manager. Unfortunately, the nomenclature can be...

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Capital Dollars for an EMS

Getting Capital Dollars for an EMS: Building the Business Case for the C-Suite or CFO

C-Suite executives have plenty of responsibilities, and as their titles imply, employees within their respective companies turn to the C-Suite for approval and support of new initiatives. The introduction and implementation of smart building systems, including an energy management system (EMS), can achieve dual goals for both Facility Managers and...

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