Three Tips for Business Leaders Who are Considering Reopening Offices

By ThinkHR

How busi­ness­es nav­i­gate their employ­ees and cus­tomers through this pan­dem­ic will shape their cul­ture and brand for years to come. As busi­ness lead­ers con­sid­er reopen­ing offices, it is essen­tial not only to make the nec­es­sary mod­i­fi­ca­tions for health and safe­ty but also to build trust with your employ­ees. Here are three tips:

  1. Sur­vey employ­ees to under­stand their needs, con­cerns, sug­ges­tions, and goals in return­ing to an office environment.
  2. Be trans­par­ent about your pri­or­i­ties, cri­te­ria for reopen­ing, and the mod­i­fi­ca­tions you are mak­ing to ensure employ­ee health, safe­ty, and success.
  3. Take a holis­tic approach to employ­ee health and safe­ty, con­sid­er­ing not just an employee’s expe­ri­ence in the office, but also how they will get to/from the office and any risk fac­tors in their home environment.

Ulti­mate­ly, a deci­sion about whether to reopen the office will need to be made by com­pa­ny lead­er­ship, where infor­ma­tion is cen­tral­ized. But employ­ees are a crit­i­cal part of the equa­tion, not just at the receiv­ing end of a company’s plan but as col­lab­o­ra­tors in its creation.

Orig­i­nal­ly post­ed on ThinkHR

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