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Hot Desking for a Hybrid Workforce: Hot Trend or Hot Mess?

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As many companies welcome their staff back to the office, they are quickly implementing flexible work policies like hot desking in order to space out workstations more effectively and accommodate employees with less workspace. For many companies, it doesn’t make sense to maintain a large office with a desk assigned to every employee if much of their staff will work from home for a good portion of the week. In order to split a smaller number of workspaces among employees, companies are turning to practices like hot desking.  Employees are not enthused by the idea of hot desking for a number of reasons. First of all, hot desks, in the traditional sense, are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. This means that some employees may not be

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How to Maximize Office Space and Ensure a Safe Return to the Office During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID-19 has presented businesses with unforeseen challenges, including managing a safe return to the office in the age of social distancing. Whether you’re looking to bring some or all of your workers back to the office, changes will need to be made in order to accommodate a new way of working. From staggered shifts to hybrid work schedules that include both working in the office and at home, there are many ways that businesses can tackle the challenge of safely transitioning to life back at the office. Regardless of the chosen strategy, having the ability to implement, communicate, and monitor new safety procedures is crucial to their success. That’s why having the right tools can make all the difference. Address Space and Seating Issues

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Best Practices for Returning to the Office During and After COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way we interact with others and how we work. Social distancing is likely to remain an important part of our work lives for months to come. Companies will need to make adaptations to their work environment in order for employees to stay safe. Furthermore, employers will need to clearly communicate their return-to-office plan to employees to ensure a smooth transition. Clarify what the return to the office will look like for employees. What phases will be followed? Share details about the phased return as well as what cleaning procedures will be followed to keep employees safe. Any flexible work policies being adopted will also need to be communicated.   Stagger Employee Shifts & Adopt Flexible Working Arrangements  

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Embracing the New Normal: Tips for Ensuring Employee Safety When Returning to the Office

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Not long after finally figuring out how to empower employees to work effectively from their kitchen tables or makeshift home offices, employers are now facing the new challenge of getting their workers back into the office safely. Returning to the office during the COVID-19 pandemic is an experience fraught with anxiety and uncertainty for employees.  There are lots of considerations that both companies and employees have to make when returning to work in the office to ensure a safe and smooth transition. The risk of spreading and contracting the virus increases when people are working together in an office, so we can’t quite return to business as usual. Managing and limiting the number of workers in the office at any given time is crucial to protecting worker

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The Benefits of Remote Work (And How to Succeed as a Remote Worker)

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Remote work is a topic that has attracted a lot of attention, especially as many office workers were unexpectedly thrust into a work-at-home environment due to COVID-19. Working from home was becoming increasingly commonplace even before the pandemic, however. According to data issued by the US Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.7 million people were already working remotely in the US before the coronavirus. Additionally, in the last decade, Europe’s remote workforce has grown from 7.7 to 9.8 percent. Although telecommuting technology has been around for the past couple of decades, it hasn’t really started to take off till the last five years or so. Technological advances in cloud computing and videoconferencing have made it possible for employees to work from home seamlessly. 

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