Dude Solutions is proud to bring you the Operate Intelligently Podcast. Join Bob "Papa Dude" Bittner and Tony Butler (and the occasional special guest) every other week to get educated and inspired about operations management.
Bob and Tony share some important information on the hot topic of contracting. Learn how to pick a contractor, what to look for on the invoice and more for creating good relationships with your contractors.In Episode 65, you’ll also learn:· The difference between low bidding and competitive bidding· What you should be looking for on your invoice· How to be reasonable with contractors· Negotiating for regular hours costs and after hours costs· What is a Group Purchasing Organization and how can they help you· Why value doesn’t equal cost with contracts
Despite the snowy weather and freezing temperatures, Bob and Tony are back with some timely tips for emergency preparedness. They discuss how you can prepare for the worst and make sure your emergency plans are actionable all year long, no matter what comes your way.
Bob and Tony are back on the podcast to celebrate the New Year and share how you can make goals (instead of resolutions) that are SMART and attainable. Listen in to learn more about developing successful goals personally and professionally with their helpful tips.
Give a warm welcome to Ed Roshitsh, a new voice to the podcast and the new CEO of Dude Solutions. Listen in to learn more about Ed (the runner, reader and writer), his pickup truck, hobbies, as well as his vision for our company and clients with some interesting thoughts on change management.
We’re joined today by Martyn Buffler, Senior Advisor for Healthcare at Dude Solutions, to talk about the part that maintenance has to play within patient care at healthcare organizations. Whether you’re a healthcare operations professional or just interested as a healthcare consumer, there is plenty for you to learn. Also, find out how Tony’s surprise trip to Disney with his kids went!
Our last episode was for technicians, so today we’re sharing a common-sense approach for facility managers. Bob and Tony talk about how FMs are much more than just fixers, but they have a critical role and responsibility that impacts lives in their organization.
Bob and Tony dive into four basic maintenance hacks/Bob’s pet peeves and share some wisdom on how maintenance professionals can take good care of their facilities and assets. You’ll not only learn more about grease guns, light bulbs, air filters and channel locks, but also who created the first thermostat!
Bob and Tony are joined by a special guest, Mary Beth Ormiston, to talk about age in the workforce. Is it really just a number or does it differentiate us? Learn more about how age can affect the way you work and the key to finding synergy within the diverse range of ages in the workforce today.
It’s National Energy Awareness Month, and Bob and Tony are excited to talk energy! Listen in to learn some small ways to save big on energy and utilities by focusing on awareness and behavior first. You’ll also learn what the color of the “black box” in planes actually is…the answer may surprise you.
Today, Bob and Tony share their tips and tricks for budgeting and how to get buy-in from your organizational leaders for your projects and resource needs. Learn how to tell your unique budgeting story and align it to your organization’s mission to close the perception gap.