As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way we do things for the foreseeable future, it can be difficult to ensure a safe workplace in a post-COVID world. However, there are some tips that employees do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help you get things moving again as things start to slowly return to normal.
Though you’re probably used to the zoom calls and lack of handshakes, these short-term measures need to be implemented along with longer-term solutions until the pandemic is truly under control. With these tips, you’ll be able to keep your employees motivated and collaborative despite these trying times. So without further ado, here are 4 ways to ensure a safe workplace post-COVID-19!
Indoor mapping solutions are gaining traction in recent years, with many people seeing the benefit of these 3D and 2D mapping solutions. For example, there’s a handy indoor mapping tool by MappedIn that allows you to see the real-time use and capacity of your workplace, making it easy to monitor social distancing.
You can also utilize indoor mapping software to monitor employee behavior and see how they use the workplace, thereby making changes that might improve the flow of foot traffic and make it easier for employees to keep their distance. These mapping systems are similar to business process mapping, but they also allow you to book rooms for impromptu meetings or book desks for working in certain areas. Again, this makes it easier for employees to do their jobs and make arrangements without coming into unnecessary contact with other people – everything can be handled digitally.
While the future remains a little unclear, we’re definitely going to see a lot of modular and fluid workspaces in corporate environments. This has already been a trend of sorts, but the pandemic is certainly going to hammer it home even more. Use temporary, moveable furniture that’s easy to move and adjust as times change, allowing your employees to work in different spaces and bubbles as the healthcare guidelines shift. This helps the transition back to collaborative teamwork as the guidelines around social distancing loosen, while also improving employee morale by making the current working environment feel a lot less “permanent”.
While cubicles and office partitions now seem like a relic of the past for most modern workplaces, it may be time to bring them back (temporarily). Temporary partitions are a great way to separate coworkers and help to reduce the spread of the virus while people work in large rooms in their separate spaces. If partitions don’t cut it for you, you might want to consider transparent perspex or glass instead. These screens make the office feel more collaborative and transparent while continuing to enforce social distancing, acting as a visual reminder of the virus situation and stopping germs from spreading as easily.
31% of workers expect to come back to some sort of hybrid work environment after the pandemic ends. Workers have gotten used to working from home, and now many of them have a taste for it. You might be skeptical at first, but allowing flexible working from home and in the office can be very cost-effective and make your business successful. 81% of workers even said that they would be more loyal to a company that gave them remote work options after the pandemic, so you’re likely to boost employee morale and loyalty by allowing flexible working while also keeping people safer post a global pandemic.
Whether it’s flexible remote working or indoor mapping, we hope you find the solution that helps you to ensure a safe workplace post-COVID-19.