Operate Intelligently Podcast

Operate Intelligently Podcast
By Dude Solutions
About this podcast
Dude Solutions (parent company of SchoolDude, FacilityDude and TheWorxHub brands), is proud to bring you the Operate Intelligently Podcast. Our host Bob "Papa Dude" Bittner takes a behind the scenes look at the wild world of facility operations management.
Latest episodes
Dec. 4, 2017
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!
Nov. 20, 2017
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.
Nov. 6, 2017
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!
Oct. 23, 2017
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.
Oct. 9, 2017
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.
Sept. 25, 2017
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.
Sept. 11, 2017
Today, we’ve got a lot on our minds. It’s the 16th anniversary of 9/11, and we’re in the midst of Hurricane Harvey clean-up and bracing for Hurricane Irma. Bob and Tony talk about how to effectively prepare for a natural disaster and what you need to know and document after the event.
Aug. 14, 2017
Someone once said, “One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go and duct tape to make them stop.” On this episode, Bob and Tony share a little more history and interesting uses for these beloved products. Find out why they were created and how you can use them in everything from rockets to fishing lures. Email us at [email protected] with your duct tape or WD-40 uses or thoughts!
July 31, 2017
This week, Bob and Tony offer some tips and solutions for the skilled trade shortage, including virtual coaching, learning management systems, online manuals, and more to utilize technology and data to prevent equipment failure.
July 17, 2017
What do the moon landing and the skilled trade shortage have in common? Find out that and much more as Bob and Tony share their thoughts about dealing with contractors, investing in young people and using technology to prepare for/survive the silver tsunami.