On a best practices webinar last week, Small School Unique Challenges and Trends, Scott Clinch from Ottawa Township High School shared his district’s challenges before moving to an automated platform. They had no insight into their facilities team’s workload, resulting in poor time management and no reliable method of prioritizing work. Our clients tell us this is a common problem when using paper processes for facilities, IT and event management.
When smaller schools and districts move to an automated solution for operations management, most of the benefits come after the work orders and IT requests are completed. Scott at Ottawa Township agrees – being able to track his team’s work and provide reports was the biggest benefit. Especially when those reports justify staff positions and motivate team members by being able to see all the work they accomplish, as Scott found at his district. 67% of smaller school districts agree with Scott – automating their processes helped them justify budget and staff requests, according to a 2015 survey of school districts under 5,000 students.
Pulling your operations data quickly and easily is a strategic advantage when it comes to building a case for your operations needs. For best practices, reporting tips, and feedback from several peers on how they make their data work for them, download the eBook, Putting Ops Management Data to Work for You: Using Software Automation to Justify Increased Staff, Bigger Budgets.
“SchoolDude’s KPI Dashboard helped us illustrate the mass amounts of work being handled by both our Custodial and Maintenance staff members. Through it, we were able to document staffers’ time spent on various tasks and their outcomes. This information was then presented to the district Board of Education, Administration, and Certified Staff, resulting in staffing increases and more work recognition.” – Chuck Schilling, Hudson City Schools
Hear more from Chuck Schilling and Scott Clinch on last week’s webinar – access the recording and see how they put their data into action!