Office Preparation: Defining the return

Determine an official date to return to the office.

  • Different cities have different rules for how and when companies can return to the office, so it’s important to first consult your local government for any regulations and timelines that might apply to your business.
  • Once all partners or stakeholders are aligned with the proposed date of return, you can then take steps to clearly communicate the plan of return to the rest of your team. 

Consider a flexible WFH rotation for your employees.

  • The goal for every office is to ensure physical distancing guidelines are met at all times, so it’s time to get strategic and flexible with how you plan for employees to occupy your workplace.
  • The fewer people in-office at a time, the safer your environment will be, so consider if there are any employees who can WFH. Consider devising a rotating schedule that has employees working in-office one week and from home the next. 
  • It’s also a good time to identify any non-essential tasks you can minimize, postpone, or eliminate, simply to reduce the reasons people need to be in-office.