With the quarantine phase of the COVID-19 outbreak reaching an end in many areas, organizations have started planning their return-to-work initiatives, with some having already launched them.
Let’s look ahead – not to just the immediate “return” phase, but the phase after that- what we’ve defined as the “reimagine” phase.
Our Return to Work Initiative: Respond, Return and Reimagine
When developing our return-to-work program, we decided the best approach would be a phased one. Similar to the concept of continuous deployment, breaking down the plan to allow individuals to quickly process, adapt, and execute practices and procedures makes it more manageable for employers and employees alike.
To summarize each phase and their objectives:
- Respond: involves the immediate steps taken during the initial outbreak
- Return: introduces short-term changes implemented to address all the newly discovered issues
- Reimagine: implements long-terms policies, procedures and best practices to create an agile and resilient workforce