Gartner developed guidelines for executives how to manage return-to-work programs with organized plan that prioritizes employee safety

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An Executive’s Guide to Returning to the Workplace

Guidelines for Returning to Work – Gartner developed guidelines for executives how to manage return-to-work programs with organized plan that prioritizes employee safety

Summary:

Gartner published guide for executives as they re-open workplaces. Some recommendations include:
  • Revise Workplace Policies – Including employee conduct, business travel, information technology, offsite work, and workplace safety, published in different formats for awareness and retention
  • Develop Re-Exit Strategy – Monitor situation, policies and indicators, and decide what must be done to implement re-exit strategy in case of increased cases, non-compliance and negligence
  • Segment and Stagger Workforce – Group employees according to type of work and stagger schedules, potentially starting with small group in phased approach to identify and address issues early
  • Conduct Health Screening – Implement thermal and temperature scans for employees, conduct questionnaires or ask for certifications regarding travel history, exposure to high-risk individuals and other documentations
  • Expand Remote and Flexible Schedules – Provide employees with collaboration tools for working across locations, and allow for flexible schedules and ways of working
  • Apply Social Distancing – Calculate capacity limits of facilities, use physical signs to separate workers, schedule use of conference rooms, and install beacons that alert people when they breach below six-feet of social distance
To read guidelines at Gartner website, visit https://emtemp.gcom.cloud/ngw/globalassets/en/insights/gartner_return_to_workplace_guide.pdf
Company: Gartner
Categories: Business operations, Facilities and workspaces, General management, Remote work

Original publication date: May 31, 2020

Date last updated: June 16, 2020