Deloitte listed guidelines for employers to re-open businesses and workplaces safely while recovering from Coronavirus epidemic

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Reopening the workplace: The resilient leader's guide

Reopening Businesses – Deloitte listed guidelines for employers to re-open businesses and workplaces safely while recovering from Coronavirus epidemic

Summary:

Deloitte gave guidelines for re-opening businesses and workplaces effectively, efficiently and safely amid COVID-19 epidemic. They include:
  • Identify New Social Contracts – Assess changes in ways of working brought by pandemic such as blurring lines between professional and personal in virtual calls, greater acceptance towards remote work, and awareness for emotional well-being of employees
  • Create Plan for Return – Determine roles required, create staggered plan for returning people to work, and use modeling scenarios that consider productivity cost, safety and operating conditions
  • Monitor and Implement Policies – Update and implement sanitation guidelines, HR policies, and local government requirements for re-opening
  • Gather Feedback on Conditions – Launch feedback channels to assess concerns of employees and working conditions regularly, and address findings
  • Communicate Re-Opening Plans – Develop change management and communication plans to encourage and motivate employees to return to the workplace
  • Ready Technology Infrastructure – Assess what technology and tools are needed by workers to collaborate and manage tasks on-site and via remote work
  • Ensure Financial Availability – Create financial models for different scenarios of re-opening and recovery, making sure to preserve cash and liquidity, as well as capitalization, and tapping available government assistance
For more information, visit https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/covid-19/the-resilient-leaders-guide-to-reopening-the-workplace-covid19.html#
Company: Deloitte
Categories: Business operations, Cash flow and financial management, People and culture, Remote work

Original publication date: May 5, 2020

Date last updated: June 2, 2020