The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines gives us hope for a return to company workplaces soon. Are your employees prepared to make this change?
Indie Bollman, our VP of Organizational Development here at Trailer Bridge, shares her tips for helping employees transition from work-from-home back to shared spaces in a recent column for the SHRM Blog.
Although returning to the workplace is a physical move, it’s just as much a mental transition. Some workers will experience a sense of relief while others may experience fear or dread because of continuing health and safety concerns. How can your organization be supportive of your different employees’ needs?
Supporting employees as they return from working at home
Once everyone is back, it’s important to find ways to build community again. How can you re-establish the workplace camaraderie that existed before the pandemic?
Has your company introduced new technology? Your employees may feel insecure about some of the changes. It’s important that you are communicating effectively to determine exactly what they need to do their jobs well.
Pre-COVID, many organizations planned meetings and travel without a second thought. How can your company meet and communicate while keeping your employees safe? Indie shares her advice on managing these expectations in the current environment.
Support your team with flexibility and patience during this time of transition. This pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and its effects on people will be far-reaching and long-lasting.
Check out Indie’s article for more helpful suggestions. Read Tips to Help Employees Transition Back to the Physical Workplace at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) blog now.