All set for the return to the office

We have reached 2022 and it is undeniable that this is a year of hope for people all over the world. Since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed, everyone’s life, in general, has been transformed in many aspects. From meeting with family, to meeting the most beautiful escorts in Darwin, to work, and in this case we have to learn how to organise the office for the new professional scenario. 

With the liberation of face-to-face work in some regions of the world, some companies are starting to plan what the return to the office will be like. A concerted effort to plan how they will ensure security measures in the post-coronavirus “new normal”. 

However, it is not an easy task. Moreover, companies are not unanimous on the idea that all employees should return. Some managers prefer to take a more conservative stance at this stage, for example by staggering the return in groups. The role of the human resources sector has also become even more relevant and strategic in making everyone aware of the importance of following health protocols.

For some companies, remote work has become a definite option

The experience of working at home has yielded positive results in terms of productivity for some. For others, the return brought two options: to go for the hybrid model, i.e. the team can choose whether they want to stay in the home office or go back to the office, or to keep the whole team present in the office, in the more traditional way. 

Before scheduling the return, it is important to discuss and define the working model, because, after all, this choice will change many aspects within the company, such as the position of the desks to respect the required distance.

The home office was a reality by 2020, lots of video meetings, calls with clients, signing contracts digitally…. There were many changes in processes that companies such as Skokka in New Zealand and many others had to implement. Even public offices, for example, which are known for all the paperwork and bureaucracy, were forced to start doing their business online, partially or even completely reducing the need for users to come to the offices in person.

Many companies that had opted or have been forced to work remotely because of the whole global pandemic situation in the year 2020 are returning to the office.

New work routine and reality for the return to the office 

To help managers, leaders and employees in this process, Skokka asked the sexy Kingston upon Hull escorts and separated some tips on how to organise the office for this long-awaited return to ‘normality’, which are as follows:

-First and foremost is ensuring a safe working environment. 

It may seem obvious, but cleaning, disinfecting and sanitising offices and other workplaces is now more necessary than ever. 

-When you have finished using a desk, meeting room, equipment, etc., immediately notify the cleaning department, if you have one, to clean it; if not, coordinate with employees on the best way to disinfect.

-Organisation is another very important factor. Manage tasks by planning and avoiding last-minute requests. This makes it easier to set up the schedules of employees and guests.

-Provide work materials such as pens, pencils, staplers, etc. for individual use. And educate employees on the importance of not sharing them.

-Have a meeting? Make materials available by email so that direct contact with printed papers is not necessary.  Also make space policies and new procedures available in digital format so everyone knows where they stand.

-Create a compliance checklist and update it regularly to ensure that workplace and facility managers are following the guidelines.

-Momentarily disable meeting points in the office, such as cafeterias and canteens, and if possible, rotate employees at lunchtime, in the use of rooms, and during break times.

-Provide alcohol gels at various points in the space. Ensure the use of face masks throughout the working day and, if possible, provide them free of charge to employees;

All this is likely to be a challenge at first, but it can also be an opportunity to improve work processes. Be it for the execution of tasks and for the well-being of all.

For this, all areas have to join in a collective effort and create safe spaces for the development of work. This is also a way to re-signify the office experience and mitigate the psychological effects of the pandemic.

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