When the global pandemic took over our lives a lot of companies decided to adopt a remote working environment so that business could still be conducted but most importantly their employees were safe.
Now that the world is starting to get back to normal, it means that workforces are going to be able to go back to work. But this comes with its own issues, office spaces were never made for social distancing and all of these new regulations that have been put in place are making it difficult for organisations to safely bring their workforce back into the offices.
But there are things that they can do which are going to put them in the best position to make their workforce feel safe on their return back to the working environment.
The first thing that needs to be taken into consideration is ensuring that there is a very particular and precise cleaning schedule for the entire office space or anywhere that your workforce is going to be present. The best way to go around this is to look into a facility management service or company that are experts in this field.
These facility management companies will essentially take all of the stress of ensuring a clean environment for your workforce. These companies are highly educated in this field and investing in the right one will not only serve a purpose, but they will bring a relaxing feel to the working environment for your employees, as they will physically see them working hard to keep areas as clean as possible to reduce possible infections or diseases.
Also, take into consideration that this process is going to be slow, don’t rush everyone back into the office straight away. Remember that a lot of these people have not been in human contact for a while, they’ve been alone for a while and you do not want to overwhelm them by bringing them all back at the same time, you may not even be able to due to social distancing.
Organisations may also want to invest in facilities management service to conduct risk assessments of the office space, maybe even look into different areas of the building to see if there is anything they can do to make the environment more ‘homely’ for their employees that would, in turn, settle them upon returning.
The transition from a remote environment to an office environment is not going to be easy for everyone and that needs to be a high priority when bringing employees back onto the site.