Lack of right tools and decision support
The single biggest roadblock to more efficient and cost-effective data-driven operations and maintenance is the lack of tools, analytics and assistance that can help teams turn data into decisions that generate better outcomes.
The problem of knowledge retention
With The Great Retirement knocking at the door, 60% of O&M workers are expected to hang up their hard hats in this decade, stripping organizations of all the knowledge and experience they’ve gained over the years.
The cost of upskilling and capacity building
70% of the O&M workforce does not have the training or expertise required to navigate data and technology that’s fast becoming a regular feature of today’s asset and facilities management landscape. In short, huge costs of upskilling and capacity building.
Limited strategic agility
The same top-down approach and reluctance to move away from the ‘business-as-usual’ scenario that present an obstacle to the future readiness of the workforce also promote a reactionary culture, rather than the agility and proactiveness that is required.
O&M teams operating in isolation
Lack of alignment between people, processes and outcomes leads to O&M teams operating in isolation. This isolation increases the risk of failure, and workforce empowerment is reduced to being a buzzword. Yet, O&M teams are still expected to deliver results without any reliable framework or support system in place.