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Designing a Post-Coronavirus Workplace

Physical Changes to Workplaces

As employers prepare for employees who will be returning to the office, organizations can consider the following best practices for their office space:

  • Increasing each employee's personal space, and ensuring desks are 6 feet or more apart
  • Creating walls and barriers between cubicles
  • Creating a walk-traffic flow that discourages congestion
  • Performing maintenance on air filtration systems
  • Installing automatic doors
  • Installing no-touch soap dispensers and sinks in bathrooms
  • Making hand sanitizer and cleaning products readily available

 

Behavioral Changes

While every business is different, there are practices that many organizations can implement and behaviors they can encourage. Common post-coronavirus adjustments may include:

  • Create expectations for handwashing
  • Ban or discourage shaking of hands
  • Increase cleaning schedules
  • Adjust meeting practices

 

Expanding Telecommuting Options

By expanding remote opportunities post-coronavirus, employers can reduce the amount of human interaction that takes place at a physical location. While the feasibility of remote work varies depending on an employee’s job responsibilities, expanding remote work options offers other benefits as well. These additional benefits can include:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased retention
  • Reduced greenhouse emissions
  • The ability to tap into a broader talent pool
  • Fewer opportunities for diseases such as coronavirus to spread

 

For guidance and considerations on developing a coronavirus action plan and other resources, contact First Insurance Group today at 419.784.5431.

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