Xybix Command & Control Blog

How Do You Justify Purchasing New Consoles for Your People?

Posted by Gail Gerlesits on Nov 1, 2017 3:20:00 PM

Purchase.gifMaybe you just started in your new role, or maybe you have been with the same company for a long time. Either way, when it’s time to update the command and control center, it’s time. You know it, and your operators also know it. Providing a comfortable, ergonomic environment for your people is the right thing to do. 

It’s important to start with your mindset. Is the purchase of new consoles a cost or an investment? If it is a cost, that will be tricky to justify. I can just hear management say that they already have desks that work, so why would they spend money on that? Instead, try to think of it of as an investment for your people. A more comfortable environment improves the health and performance of your team, which can surely lead to a ROI.

If you’re advocating that new consoles or workstations are an investment for your people, here are some important factors that will help make your case:

Read More

Topics: Security Console Furniture, Command Center Console Furniture, Buying, Performance

Command Centers: Keeping Your People Happy & Motivated

Posted by Gail Gerlesits on Aug 29, 2017 4:07:48 PM

 via GIPHY

 Whether you are managing the buses                                                                                          throughout King County in Seattle -
 the flow of traffic in Naples, FL – the
water system at Denver International
Airport – or, the electric grid in Baton
Rouge, LA –
it all comes down to
keeping people safe and things 
working.

The people doing all the manning of our transportation and utilities, your operators and dispatchers, with the onslaught of more smart technology, have more monitors with more information to look at than ever. As the demands of the job increase, how do you ensure your people are healthy and happy at work?

Read More

Topics: Command Center Console Furniture, Morale

How Do You Measure Quality in a Command Center Console?

Posted by Gail Gerlesits on Jun 22, 2017 2:01:43 PM

Quality.jpgThis time of year, many organizations are planning to remodel, upgrade or build a new command center. If this is happening for you, the amount of decisions you need to make for success of the project can seem enormous. One of the decisions may include new consoles, desks and furniture for the project. Now is the time to go for it! The budget approval for your new consoles may be relatively small as compared to the million dollar or so project at hand, but, how it can help your operator’s daily lives is huge.

Read More

Topics: Command Center Console Furniture, Due Diligence, Durability

Space Planning your Control Room: Top 5 Things to Consider

Posted by Gail Gerlesits on Mar 17, 2017 12:54:32 PM

Space Planning Tips.jpgLet's be honest, if you are in the Command and Control industry, you pride yourself in organization, optimization, effectiveness and efficiencies. Like the grease to the wheel, you like organization and to keep things working at their best. The placement of command center workstations in a control room should be just as important for the optimal performance of your operators. Having miss-used space or disorganization can cause the efficiency and effectiveness of the team to dwindle.

Read More

Topics: Command Center Console Furniture, Design, space planning, room layout

Command Center Console Questions you should ask at DistribuTECH 2017

Posted by Gail Gerlesits on Jan 12, 2017 3:57:46 PM

CommandConsoleQuestionsDistribuTECH.jpgDistribuTECH is right around the corner. Are you building or updating a TOC or DOC with new command center consoles? What are some questions you need to be asking as you start the planning process? Or, if you are already in the process, what types of questions should you be asking now that can save you time, money and energy down the line?

Read More

Topics: QUICK TIPS, Command Center Console Furniture, Buying, Purchasing

Command Center Consoles: Five Important Factors to Consider

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Sep 10, 2013 4:50:00 PM

iStock 000003631213Small resized 600As a manager, do you know the five important factors of command center consoles that contribute to a successful environment?  

Whether this is your first outfitting of a command center, or not your first rodeo. You know that command center console items must be right the first time. When updating or replacing your existing furniture, be sure to look for console furniture that has attributes of longevity, quality and ergonommics. The furniture should relate well to your available space, as well as to the duties of your team. 

Here are the five important factors of command center consoles that you should keep in mind as you consider vendors and options:

Read More

Topics: Health, Ergonomics, Command Center Console Furniture

Subscribe to Email Updates

Follow Me

Contact Xybix Now

Latest Posts