Return to the workplace

Stabilization following initial COVID-19 impact and the resulting economic crisis means something distinct to each sector and every company.

Work may never be the same again. Here’s what to do now to help move your company and your employees forward successfully.

Develop a strategy for re-opening your workplace

Focus on people, productivity and how you work.

  • Determine who needs to return onsite - and when.
  • Consider implementing technology to track critical events that can impact transition plans.
  • Develop a return to workplace playbook—heeding how employees feel.

Workforce Pulse Survey

Manage health and safety of returning employees

Use data as your guide.

  • Develop a plan for employee tracking to help address and mitigate workplace illness.
  • Model a phased return-to-workplace plan by site and type of job (not dates).
  • Consider using behavioral predictors to analyze health risks.

Learn about Automatic Contact Tracing

Lead change for returning to a safe workplace

Be guided by purpose, optimism and clarity.

  • Go long on your purpose. Curious what others are doing?
  • Enable your board of directors to understand the problems you are working to solve.

What boards should know

Operate under new demands of the return to work

Adapt to what’s next as conditions change.

  • Accelerate digital and new, remote ways of working.
  • Keep an astute eye on security concerns.
  • Find cost-effective ways to improve your core operations, like a managed services approach.

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Rethink facilities, technology and workplace safety

Consider how and where people work.

  • Plan training on new safety measures for in-facility returning workers.
  • Evaluate your real estate footprint and pinpoint where you can reduce costs.
  • Execute investments for must-haves, while remaining compliant with changing regulatory requirements.
  • Accelerate moves to speed up digital adoption.

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Build empathic policies and cultures

Be sensitive to the situations your people face.

  • Focus on the well-being of your people.
  • Understand workers’ needs by enhancing employee listening and aligning your policies.

Evaluate your HR data

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Dr. Deniz  Caglar

Dr. Deniz Caglar

Principal, Organization and Workforce Strategy, Strategy&, PwC US

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Carrie Duarte

Workforce of the Future, Deals Leader, PwC US

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Bhushan Sethi

People & Organization Joint Global Leader, PwC US