To maximize engagement, collaboration, and productivity during and after the transition, organizations must ensure that employees and management are prepared to return to work. Leadership must set clear, comprehensive expectations for what the readjustment period will look like for members of the organization and what rules and best practices employees should follow when they return. For example, one expectation may be that employees perform individual tasks at home and use the office space for collaborative projects. Employees expect their organizations to prioritize workplace safety and clear communication during this period.
Some common concerns employees may have about returning to work include: