We are immersed in full de-escalation. Starting and adapting to the new reality with all the security and guarantees for clients and workers is the great challenge. How to do it? What must be taken into account to create a success plan? There is a before and after, companies must adopt policies that focus on digitization and flexible hours.
if everything goes along the normal channel, until the end of June. Companies are having to adapt to this new reality, which involves establishing hygienic protocols, as well as new schedules, functions and coexistence between the two worlds: office work and teleworking. As highlighted by Woffu, a startup specialized in optimizing employee time management, adapting to this new reality involves adopting digitization, time flexibility and mobility policies that allow for optimal company operation.
Right now all the people who can do it are already telecommuting. It is important to maintain this dynamic as long as possible. First, to continue protecting the professionals of the company and their families. Second, to avoid unnecessary displacement and continue to contribute to the health of all. In such a premature phase of de-escalation, it would be unreasonable to return to a supposed normality that is not, at the moment, the normality that we all would like. Therefore, prudence.
Shifts and flexible hours
Given the situation, it is necessary to try to avoid as much as possible gathering many employees in the work centers, for this reason it is necessary to create a shift system that allows organizing the return safely. In addition, we must take into account those employees who have children since the opening of educational centers is still far away, offering flexible hours in these cases is the best solution.
Hygiene and safety, first of all
On the other hand, it is totally essential to establish a hygiene protocol in the company that involves respecting the safety distance, installing partitions (if necessary), signaling and mechanisms that remind all people of the need to maintain distances and maximum hygiene measures and having a good cleaning service that performs a daily disinfection. Likewise, it is necessary to supply the workers with all the resources to carry out their work with all the safety guarantees: masks, screens, gloves, hydro-alcoholic solution, soap and disinfectants.
Information and communication
It is essential to inform the staff of all the measures taken, as well as the future prospects. Therefore, as the Woffu experts warn, it is vital to have digital tools that allow continuous communication with the team. Workers must be informed of the decisions made regarding working conditions, possible modifications, support measures, new rules and conditions for physically working in offices and safety and hygiene solutions.
Liquid work is here to stay
The health crisis has brought with it the acceleration in the implementation of a new work trend: liquid work. In liquid work flexibility prevails, hierarchies disappear and the limitation to a specific space. The liquid worker can work at any time, from anywhere, with any type of employment relationship in a context of digital transformation that is totally necessary in their day to day. For this reason, companies must adapt to this new context that is here to stay, and that involves adopting digitization, time flexibility and mobility policies.