As many Americans are coming back to work right now, employers face many pending issues such as potentially unsafe working conditions, deconditioning of the worker, and even a potential decline in skill level. With necessary social distancing and a goal to not overflood working hubs, employers may also bring back workers in phases or mandate that certain workers can only come in at specific times.
Due to a rush of workers that will eventually come back to the office and new rules that companies will implement strictly, there is a need for certain tips or strategies for a smooth transition back to the job.
The first tip is to attempt to limit any non-value-added activity. Therefore, any activities that are not necessary in completing workplace goals and that could prevent social distancing should be postponed until it is safe to complete these activities. Further, overtime hours should be closely monitored to ensure workplace safety as fatigue is a known contributory factor of injuries. Another tip is to prepare the workplace or workstations to be both sanitized and organized. In doing so, this will limit unnecessary movement while also helping to ensure that employees remain healthy. A final tip would be to post signs, create hand sanitizing stations, and provide sanitary masks to your employees.
The above-mentioned tips will help smoothen the transition for workers and keep them healthy while maintaining productivity. It is important to build a strong and easily communicable strategy to ensure all employees are aware of how operations will be different. What are some of the strategies or measures that you have implemented as a result of the new work environment?