Depending on which state you live in, you may be thinking about the process of re-opening your offices. Even if you don’t plan on having employees return for another few weeks or even a few months, it’s a good idea to consider what steps to take, and what a new work environment might look like.
- If your employees working remotely have been saving files to their own devices rather than a secure, remote network, now is the time to transfer those files to keep them safe and backed up.
- Not all businesses will be back to their office at the same time – setting up one or more dedicated meeting rooms for video and phone conferences will help you keep in touch while eliminating background noises. Make sure devices in the room can access network resources, if needed.
- Update your information. When you left the office, did you update your website, Google listing or Linkedin with new hours of operation and phone numbers? Don’t forget to change them back!
- It can be easy to feel motivated and work through the entire day once you’re back in your regular office setting, free of the distractions you had at home. Remember to give your eyes (and brain) a break every once in a while.
- Respect your coworkers by maintaining safety precautions to prevent the spread of germs, and ask that they do the same. Just because it’s been deemed safe to be at work again, doesn’t mean you should stop washing your hands frequently or maintaining social distance.
- Sanitize your work environment. It’s always a good idea to keep a clean work area, but you may want to take a few extra steps, like wiping down your phone, door handles and other surfaces regularly with a disinfectant. If you’re the owner or manager, be sure to communicate new cleaning processes with all employees.
If your office needs help transitioning back to the office with video conferencing solutions, IT support or network security, contact BCS Voice & Data Solutions today.