Strategic Leadership Plan to Safely Return to Office

The future of work underlines rapid advances for employers and employees. Business leaders wish to manage people under one roof while employees prefer to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Traveling to work is exhausting in any environmental condition. After spending quality time with family for almost over a year, it is hard to resume office. In this article at Forbes, Sally Percy suggests how a strategically efficient leader can normalize return to work.

Key Takeaways

Instead of rushing to join offices, leaders must take careful steps by prioritizing employee safety. Form a working environment that genuinely gives a competitive edge to your company. Let’s seek guidance from the experts in the trade:

Route to Return

Trevor Hough, a principal consultant at Blacklight Advisory, suggests gathering employee feedback. See what your staff feels feasible instead of controlling the post-pandemic work condition. Be open to adapt to the vague work condition without forcing people to resume office. Experiment, embrace, and evolve to retain top industry talents.

Trust-Building Exercise

Lockdown has saved travel and work stress. Professor Stéphane J.G. Girod believes that winning the trust of the remote workforce is impossible without disclosing ambiguities. So, leaders must review the restructured workplace and address employee concerns. You are responsible for delivering outstanding results and productivity, not micromanagement.

Attracting Top Talent

Offer flexible working hours to entice talented professionals. Chris Dyer, founder and CEO of PeopleG2, shows confidence in the gig economy. Not all professionals are happy to sit in an office for a long duration. So, even if you reopen offices, keep the option of ‘work from anywhere’ handy to bring talented freelancers on board.

Before insisting employees to rejoin the office, make space and time to maintain their mental and emotional well-being. Click on the following link to read the original article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypercy/2021/06/10/return-to-the-office-a-survival-strategy-for-leaders/?sh=19a9b0233116

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