Organizations are becoming more concerned about health
Life has been challenging in these times for the past few months due to COVID-19. While some organizations experienced a major setback in their work, some opted for remote working as much as possible. Now there has come a time when organizations are opening up and working towards the re-entry in workspaces. This demands new and healthy workspaces in order to provide a safe environment for the people.
As we prepare for our re-entry, there are a lot of concerns that arise in the workspace. The health of the people in any organization has become the most important thing to focus on right now. Many organizations are opening up with safety measures and guidelines to be followed by the organization and the people. There is a need to spread awareness for this protocol to be followed. One of the organizations that have come up with their guidelines is JLL by the name ‘COVID-19 Re-entry Strategically prepare your buildings, space and people’.
These guidelines talk about making the existing buildings resilient, safe and ready for re-entry. It focuses on following core areas that will make the workspaces COVID-ready.
1. Employee care and well-being toolkit and hub: Support your employees and their mental, physical, financial, and emotional well-being with our online Well-Being toolkit, accessible via desktop and mobile app.
2. Welcome back kits: Help your employees transition back to the workplace with ease with a Welcome Back Kit. Each Welcome Back Kit features a printed FAQ guide about updated protocols for social distancing, respiratory etiquette, and other new workspace norms, as well as post-pandemic essentials like hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, and masks (and additional promotional items, as requested).
3. Visitor screening services: Take extra safety precautions when welcoming employees and visitors to your sites, by administering additional on-site health and safety screenings.
4. Temperature screening: Identify the right temperature screening partners for your facilities, and partner with them to install the appropriate equipment and monitor and manage the temperature screening program on an ongoing basis.
5. Foodservice optimization: Develop and deliver a Food & Beverage strategy to accommodate expected changes in employee behaviors (like an increase in meals brought from home) and expectations (like a need for social distancing in your cafeteria).
6. Progressive workstyle support: Put the learnings from your COVID-19 remote work response into practice, by modifying your approach to progressive workstyles. Consider which workplace protocols and guidelines you should fine-tune to support your post-pandemic needs, whether it’s reallocating unassigned seats to essential workers upon re-entry, establishing rotational staffing shifts, or beyond.
Before you re-open your buildings and welcome your employees back to work, you need to be confident that your buildings – and their technical systems – are operating safely and in compliance with government regulations. Simultaneously, you need to adjust office operations to ensure you’re effectively and efficiently managing decreased capacity and different ways of working. Full PDF of JLL COVID-19 guidelines can be accessed in the link below: