Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies have adopted a strict work-from-home policy. Cooperation between employers and employees has resulted in gradual improvement of Covid-19 situation. Finally some companies began to relieve the policy and bring employees back into the office, with limited density according to social distancing practice. To bring employees back to the office, we want to highlight a few tips for you
Prioritize which department should come back first
Tasks are key factors that make work-from-home convenient or inconvenient. Departments like finance and accounting whose tasks usually involve with paper documents or legal whose tasks involve confidentiality information should be prioritized due to inconvenience of work-from-anywhere
Organize office to make it align with the number of employees in new normal
Because of social distancing, employees should be seated with proper distance among one another. Employers may limit the number of seats or the quota to work-in-office for each department in a given day. Some companies may go so far as to assign a seat to each employee every day. Regardless of the choice you choose, employers cannot deny that it post a new challenge to allow employees to work-in-office. Onework is a system made to help employers manage their workspace such as seats, rooms and other facilities, effectively. It can be used via a mobile application, chatbot, or website. Easy booking experience at employee’s fingertips while capturing invaluable data of facility usages and employee behaviors to make data-driven decisions to optimize facilities going forward.
Collect information of how employees prefer to use workspace facilities
As Covid-19 forced organizations to adopt work-from-home, many companies use this situation as an opportunity to transform an organization toward work-from-anywhere, where employees are not required to come to the office everyday. This decision does not only benefit employees by giving them more freedom to accomplish their work but also benefit the organizations by shrinking their workspace asset on the balance sheet, thus giving them more flexibility to increase or decrease workspace according to their demand. The organizations could even use co-working space to support the fluctuation in demand of workspace with pay-per-use or short-term-lease model. Anyway, the companies should use this opportunity to collect data about how their employees use workspace facilities to further optimize their investment in workspace going forward. This is invaluable data that has never been able to be collected before.