If the coronavirus re-emerges over the summer or fall due to a decrease in social distancing and other factors, employers will need to be prepared for a return to remote work and other pandemic-induced workplace changes.
While it may seem difficult to believe, there will be a point when companies will open up their offices again as Federal and state governments begin to lift restrictions. Organizations must prepare for that now, or at least engage your stakeholders early for a reintegration discussion.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance for companies to prepare office buildings for returning employees and protect them from exposure to COVID-19.
Employers can’t simply open their doors, turn on the lights, and expect employees to rush back to their old routines and levels of productivity.
Perhaps now more than ever, the leader’s role as a coach can be your most influential, powerful position.