Removal of the various restrictions will help boost the economy because many businesses that closed down will reopen. Cutting these restrictions off doesn’t mean that coronavirus won’t be around. This step is to help people transition from being controlled legally to follow the protocols into making their own decisions to keep safe. Many people who worked from home will begin to resume their official duties; therefore, employers need to alter the workplace structure. You can consider changing the office layout, relocating to the suburbs, or reducing the labor force.
Redesigning the workplace and deciding who works.
A basic office layout comprises board rooms, a sanitation area, several private rooms, and a small kitchenette. To adhere to covid 19 protocols, you should be a metre away from each other. The office layout has to be altered to accommodate this health measure. Therefore the need to reduce the number of employees per square metre. In that case, the employer will have to distinguish employees that must work in the office from those that can work from their homes. This will ensure the available space is adequate to accommodate the critical operations undertaken in the office.
Those who will have to work at home should have a stable internet connection and a personal computer to perform duties during working hours. Occasional meetings can be held at the work premises to submit reports or receive further instructions on upcoming assignments. In other cases, the employer can engage the workers in videoconferencing for updates that don’t need a meet-up.
Considering relocation and toning down.
Many businesses in the big cities may find the expensive space unnecessary when they figure out various business operations that workers can undertake while at home. You may need to relocate to the suburbs for regrouping and cut on renting costs on locational factors and space needs. In this transitioning period, you will need a shredder to get rid of junk documents that are no longer needed.
Relocating will mean that only the activities that require using the office will be viable because of the limited space and remoteness of the location, thereby encouraging working from home.
Incorporating full-time technology use.
From managing records and dispensing work duties and instructions, computers hugely promote remote working, especially when coupled with a reliable internet connection. Workers that are not essentially needed in the office location can be reached and given instruction through email. To reach multiple employees for meetings, you can try video conferencing.
A networking system can be put in place to enable the employer’s access to the management of the business from records and operations, supervising employees if they meet the working hours required.
The whole business world is hopping onto the Technology train; use technology in your operations to keep your business up and running on emerging trends. These restrictions being lifted doesn’t mean that they can be returned to effect. This calls for personal responsibility on adhering to the set-out health measures of wearing a mask and sanitizing.