Asset management is replete with issues or problems that arise, regardless of the generation under which you are operating it. The good thing is that many people have already been open to sharing their experiences on asset management, which saves newbies to asset management time and energy from learning things the hard way. Here is a short list of the most common problems pertaining to asset management that every asset manager must know of.
Lack of updates in the evaluation
When there is a bigger team asked to deal with the asset management of the company, sometimes the updates are much more difficult to attribute to. This is because, while there is rotation among the member, some parts may not be covered thoroughly. On the other hand, if too many people are assigning tasks to individuals without the updates specifically communicated among the different members, the updates will be much more difficult to establish.
Miscommunication among departments
This is the most common problem of asset management that involves human factors. The miscommunication can go from as short as missing one decimal place to having questionable discrepancies on file. The miscommunication is a great disadvantage because it involves lack of proper use for the different instruments made available for asset management.
Incompetence to Manage Assets
The technical competence to mange assets is also equally important. If one of the team members has not taken the time to train for the use of the equipment and the dynamics needed by the job of managing assets, the incompetence will results to disasters in the managing of assets. Inventory problems and management issues may arise, and in essence, it is still better to manage with few high quality people than many below average ones.
Lack of Technology Demanded by the Company
For example, you have all the competent people you need. but you do not have the technology that matches their qualifications for doing to job, you are still at a losing end. You may get an above average performance, but it will still be much much better if the technology matches the good skills of the asset management team.
Lack of support
When there is lack of support in any given endeavor, it is bound to fail. The same goes with asset management. The lack of support among departments may not be conducive for positive change and objective or honest inventory of assets. Where there are ulterior motives being satisfied among the ranks, the management of assets may not be as pure or clean as one would like. This lack of support may be remedied by strengthening the ties of the team members via enriching activities.
No balance in asset elements
The balance is the key to perfect asset management. A balance in the different categories and the figures that represent them in the charts are the core outputs of a good management of assets in an organization. A lack of balance means that there are some things that need to be modified, or that some people are out of shape for this activity.
Too little risks taken for growth
When one’s asset is much managed, there is also a tendency to eliminate all risks, even when in fact these risks are contributory to the company’s growth and yield good returns. Asset management must also involve taking calculated risks.