Returning to Work is Stressful

17 Nov 2021 8:00 AM | John Heap (Administrator)

Many organisations are bringing employees back to the office - perhaps not full-time but maybe on a hybrid working basis.  When they do this there are all sorts of logistical challenges.


Do we bring everyone back at the same time?

Do we require returners to have been vaccinated?

Do we need to maintain social distance?

Do we need s one-way routing around the site?

Do we need s testing regime for COVID?

Do we stagger breaks?

Do we have enough capacity in restrooms?


There are lots of questions to answer.


The problem is the many organisations concentrate exclusively on these questions without addressing the personal/emotional needs of employees.


How do we allay employee fears?

How do we rebuild relationships and teams?

How do get staff to accept ‘the new normal?


Leaders tend to concentrate on what is in their sphere of experience and their comfort zone.


Real gains are made when they think outside of of their own box and address the difficult issues.


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