The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and these changes are permeating far beyond the peak of the contagion. Just as the pandemic is unfolding in stages, the return to pre-COVID-19 economic levels will happen in stages. At this time of disruption, companies may find themselves alternating between three distinct phases depending on the course of the pandemic – respond, return and reinvent.
As parts of the globe emerge from the peak transmission phase of the virus, many companies coming back from stay-at-home orders will quickly learn that return to the workplace does not equal return to normal. No one knows what the new normal will look like, but we can learn a great deal from employers of essential workers that have been working hard to keep their people safe onsite.
As you prepare to return employees to the workplace, balancing empathy and economics in decision-making will be crucial and will involve tough decisions. How can you preserve your employees’ health and well-being, support their financial wellness, and stay connected to what matters most to your people? Learn more about redesigning the employee experience and welcoming new ways of working.