As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, some companies are considering moving employees back into the office. Employees have been given laptops, tools, and IT items to support remote working. But as we get deeper into the lockdown, employers should already be planning for a return to the physical office.
The transition back to the office will be under different conditions and will not be business as usual. This is why we’ve made a list of 3 things companies should take into consideration as they return employees to the office:
One piece of advice as you transition back to the office is to stagger the employees that you bring back. It may not be necessary to being back everyone at once, rather plan accordingly to reduce the amount of staff on site at once to decrease the risk of exposure. This will keep the environment more under control.
As much as you’d like to return to business as usual, it’s essential to keep the new rules in mind before you proceed. For example, wearing masks, keeping a 6-foot distance, and avoiding shaking hands. Consider increasing the distance between desks and increasing hygiene procedures by reminding staff about hand washing and providing hand sanitizer and masks. You should also consider implementing temperature checks for people coming in and out of the building.
Keeping your employees engaged throughout this process takes an extra effort to communicate with your staff during and after lockdown. It’s essential to keep everyone on the same page, especially when some people are remote and some are returning to work. Teams will need to find new ways to collaborate and communicate to keep productivity and morale high. Consider using social tools to connect everyone, in-office and remote.
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