With the CDC reporting on the upward trend of cases in areas across the United States, now, more than ever, businesses need to be reassessing their implementation plans to ensure that their work environments are safe and productive. Both the creation and deployment of these plans will likely require input from all levels and departments of an organization. From C-level executives to Human Resources departments, an effective return to work plan will require all hands on deck.
Set your firm up for success by starting with the selection an internal Project Manager (PM). This PM will be responsible for documenting your project plans, assigning task owners, outlining start and end dates and hosting regular status meetings to keep a pulse on progress. The organization and communication structure provided by a dedicated PM is crucial in times such as these.
Whether your firm assigns a formal PM or not, you can rely on checklists such as this to ensure that your firm is approaching the pending return to work transition holistically.
Your employees will be looking to you for guidance, compassion and encouragement during this time. Being prepared with documented plans, as well as communicating often and openly, is critical for creating a safe return to the workplace.
Cara is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the Vice President of People & Engagement at Atrium. With a passion for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, her career journey is dedicated to developing people and their potential.
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