Using Our Experience to Help Others Return to Site
As stay-at-home orders subside after several months of working from home, many companies are facing a magnitude of changes as they plan to return to site. We know it can be hard to choose where to start! SKG wants to lend a helping hand by sharing our wealth of research and our own return to site experience.
Over the last few weeks, we have published a series of five blogs that capture key concepts of our successful return to site experience. Within each blog, you will find tips and tricks from our leadership, design, and installation teams. As we wrap up this informative series, we wanted to summarize the most important concepts within each episode that will help our clients plan their return to site.
Concepts that helped us Return to Site:
Have a clear and applicable Health and Safety Plan before your return to the office.
The goal of your Health and Safety Plan should be to protect your employees and their families by initiating preparatory safety measures before returning to site. Because of these preemptive measures, you will be prepared for the return of your employees and more capable to support for clients in the days to come.
Consider the employee’s perspective.
By considering the employee’s perspective, you will better understand the needs of your facility through a individualize lens. Each team member will have to learn a new “normal” as they return to site. Life in the office may have changed but your team must be confident that these changes will benefit more than just their own safety.
Welcome safety into your culture.
As you progress through the landscape of COVID-19, safety should extend beyond a protocol by acting as a pillar of your company’s culture. We know that culture is far more than a product or service but a foundation in which your company grows. Now more than ever, your foundation should encompass the need for safety and sustainability to build a more secure future.
“I am so grateful that we had spent the last three years, very intensively honing our culture, because that was one of our only consistencies in this entire crisis. I don’t think we’ve ever been a stronger team than we are right now,” – Beth Goff-McMillan, CEO.
Stay connected to your team.
For the safety of ourselves and others, the way we communicate on personal and professional levels has changed. Transparent communication is key to helping your team process the many changes taking place in their environment. Adding in fun activities will keep your team engaged despite the distance between them. We recommend collaborating with your leadership and marketing teams to utilize digital platforms and virtual messaging to reach your clients safely.
Prepare your space.
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we work. Through our research we found that safe collaboration areas and private spaces will be essential additives to your re-defined office space. Spaces should accommodate the need for social engagement, focused individual work, and the ability to step away if needed. Knowing where to start can be tough; SKG offers consulting and strategy planning to ready your team, supporting services to get your space ready, and carefully curated products for a healthy return.
SKG Research Available for You!
SKG spent weeks synthesizing information collected through virtual round tables hosted by SKG with some of the nation’s largest organizations. Our strategy team has consolidated all data points into a summary of the considered approaches for return-to-site in a COVID age.
As a proven leader in workplace strategy and solutions, SKG has taken the past five months to synthesize information from global real estate firms, global design firms, our global client base, local CEO’s, facility management and major manufacturers are partners. We have consolidated all the data points into a simple to digest summary of the best-in-class approach for return to site, post COVID-19.