We all know the last year-and-a-half has been full of ups and downs. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an incredible impact on our workplaces. Employees worked remotely. We learned new ways of working. We adopted technology overnight. Offices closed – some permanently. Working today looks very different than it did in early 2020.
And now, we’re all trying to figure out what getting employees back to the office looks like. For some of us, the effort is delayed (again) because of increases in new cases. For others, returning to the office is moving forward as planned. In some cases, vaccination or regular COVID-19 testing are becoming requirements to return to the office.
There is so much to think about as communicators in this dynamic environment.
Fortunately, some recent posts on PRsay give some valuable tips and insight into navigating through what’s next:
- Making the Case for the Hybrid-Work Model
- Communication Is Essential to Navigate Changes in the Post-Pandemic Workplace
- Under Pressure: Tips for Managing Work-Related Stress
These are some interesting reads to help you plan for returning to the office and manage the stress that comes with it.