Designing Safe, Productive Workplaces in the Pandemic and Beyond

For the past few months, we’ve worked at home, jumped onto countless Zoom calls, juggled homeschooling and caregiving responsibilities, and tried to maintain composure in the face of chaos.

There’s been a lot of speculation on what work will look like in a post-COVID-19 world, ranging from fully remote workforces to fully automated ones and everything in between. Some changes may be temporary until we have a widely available vaccine or treatment plan, while other changes may become permanent.

Many workers are uncomfortable with the idea of returning to the office, many surveys have found. Employers have to weigh the potential risks and benefits of reopening business offices in these perilous and uncertain times.

In this guide, we walk you through the factors you should consider as you determine how to create a safe, sustainable return-to-work plan, including:

Adapting to Long-Term Remote Work
It turns out that many jobs that people assumed had to be onsite can, in fact, be successful when performed remotely.

Rapid Changes to Labor and Employment Laws
A global pandemic has been rocky terrain for us all, including lawmakers. Stay up to date on labor and employment laws.

Protecting Employee Health
If workers have to come to the office, it becomes your responsibility to protect their health.