How many colleagues will return to the office?
Even beyond the government’s Covid-19 Q2 furlough promise, companies may face having to make some employees redundant. Or, if you are fortunate enough to be operating in the food and healthcare sector, you may be busy recruiting new staff to your team.
It’s a tough thing to face but stand back and make a good guesstimate about how many of you will be returning to the office.
How have your processes changed during Covid-19?
Every company will have changed some way that their business continues to action core processes and this will have been a move to more flexible and online way of working, from daily scrums by Zoom to SaaS operational systems.
For marketing, sales, operations and accounts, at the very least, get a basic understanding of how their working methods have changed.
How do you plan to do things when back to normal
Is productivity at an all-time high with home working or are your staff more engaged when they’re all back together sharing common vision and goals in the workplace?
When the lock-down is lifted, this will help decide whether your whole team should return to the office on a full time basis or whether you implement flexible working program to allow home working for some of the days.
Also find out how home working is going for individual employees? Some of Accolade’s clients are desperate to be back in the office where they can work with all their resources to hand. However, others have experienced higher productivity where there has been a drive to new software.
In other words what processes should mirror pre-Covid-19 ones and what will procedures will change?