Editor's Note - Every business and organization that we are in contact work are strategizing how best to have their employees return to work. Everything from 100% in-person to full remote to some kind of hybrid are in play. And as has been the "norm" for the last 18 months, NOTHING is staying the same. This article talks about the basics of return to work with the key being staying flexible.
Smart business leaders take time to plan successful return to work strategies. They know many employees don’t want to come back, either out of caution or because they’re just plain loving their new freedom.
For the smoothest “back-to-office after work-from-home” transition, communication is everything. Do your due diligence on the ever-changing COVID-19 laws and guidelines, and make sure to familiarize yourself with some common return-to-work setups that can ease the change for your most valuable assets: your employees.
This article provides strategies for SMBs going back to the office after working remotely during the pandemic. As you get ready to bring your employees back to the office, keep these things in mind:
Assess your workforce
- Future-proof your office
- Support hygiene and distancing as you move forward