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The office return…or is it?

May 7, 2020

The office return…or is it?

As the market starts to talk about what recovery looks like, there is also an underlying hum that the workplace will not ever return to what it was. In some channels, we are seeing that the impetus will be on employers to make the workplace relevant again, as previously working from home was the exception. Aside from missing the social interaction, employees are saying why do I need to go into the office?

Hot desking will no longer be the go-to office setup without rigorous cleaning and hygiene controls. Some large corporates are talking about reducing their commercial landscape footprint, and not returning to a full office. Whereas others are having social distancing related changes implemented from the real estate level to remove any risk of liability.

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Meaning that many businesses will need to adapt to a hybrid working environment. This presents a significant change in how your infrastructure needs to be managed, and how new technology needs to be implemented within your business.

Considerations:

  • Do all staff get provided with a laptop that is their primary device and gets used in the office and at home?
  • Do you let staff continue to use personal devices which may have been quickly adopted in the shift to Covid19 working?
  • How do you manage your telephony?
  • How do you ensure that all devices & their data are secure, and protected against data or device loss with the ongoing movement between the office and home?
  • What’s the communication platform for your business long term?
  • How do you onboard new staff from a technology point of view?
  • How do you measure productivity?

There are different ways you can approach these business and technology issues, but it needs to be a planned strategy to be sustainable and effective over the longer term.

Do you want help in working through the challenges of a safe return to work model for your employees? Drop us an email or give us a call on 1300 RIGAIT, we’re here to help.

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