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
Is your company doing enough to make better energy choices and save on business electricity costs? A few simple changes could improve your bottom line substantially. The EPA states in its data from the ENERGY STAR® program that an average commercial building can reduce its energy bills by 30% through no-cost actions, smart investing, and innovative operations and maintenance.
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OK, managing a remote workforce is a BIG topic. There are books written about how to do it. Many of us are in the unenviable position of having a hybrid workforce with some employees in-house, others remote and still others doing both. This article from HP Tech@work is a broad overview and since it comes from HP, it's HP centric when they pick certain computer technologies. While we don't do everything it recommends, there are some nuggets that can make your life easier.
Picture it - you’re suddenly tasked with managing remote workers, on the fly. Zoom, lack of oversight, and IT headaches can make it a huge challenge. And without traditional physical views into your employees’ workflows, it’s tempting to micromanage. But pump the brakes.