UK: Readings & Rankings - Three cheers for office managers.

UK: Readings & Rankings - Three cheers for office managers. - Management Today - Johnson Controls UK Office Costs Index.

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Management Today - Johnson Controls UK Office Costs Index.

All in all, it's been a quiet six months in the office - it would appear that office management is more than doing its bit to keep inflation down. The index, which uses Johnson Controls' International Performance Management database, is based on a detailed model of a medium-grade office building. And, the index shows that for many other categories cost increases are, to say the least, negligible or - in one case - even negative. Clearly Messrs George & Co down at the Bank of England owe the nation's office managers a few drinks.

Cost/£ per occupant 2nd quarter '97 4th quarter '97 % change

Property Operations

Maintenance 395 401 1.5

Utilities 310 312 0.5

Cleaning 191 197 3.0

Security 217 219 0.1

Internal planting 12 12 0

Total 1125 1141 1.4%

Office Services

Internal moves 100 101 1.0

Communications 300 297 -1.0

Reprographics 121 122 1

Stationery 50 50 0

Reception 31 32 3

Mail Room 216 216 0

Catering 230 235 2.0%

Total 1048 1053 0.1

Management 140 143 2.1%

Overall total 2313 2337 1.0%.

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