A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR REOPENING YOUR WORKPLACE
RETURNING TO THE PHYSICAL WORKPLACE.
Over the next several weeks and months, as areas stabilize from the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at- home restrictions are lifted, organizations will begin to bring workers back into the physical workplace. It’s already begun in some parts of the world. In fact, as of April 2020, we have helped move our own employees, and those of our clients, back into more than 800 million square feet of properties globally.
The migration of a furloughed and Work From Home (WFH) workforce back to places of business will look different for every organization. The mix of returning employees will vary, and in some cases, a segment of the workforce may continue to work remotely. One thing is clear, however—the management of the process is without precedent.
Many of our clients have sought out our guidance and expertise as they navigate this process. Over the following pages, we prepared a How-to Guide for reopening the workplace that addresses many of their most pressing questions. How can real estate owners most effectively prepare their assets for the return of building occupants? And how can employers ensure they are prepared to receive their workforce—and that their employees are prepared for the return—so that the transition is safe, efficient, effective, and aligned to the needs of the organization and the needs of its people?
The Guide outlines some of the best thinking and practices that our more than 53,000 professionals have compiled across the globe and also includes insights from key partners. The recommended practices and protocols already have been implemented at locations across the globe with tremendous success.