Safe Back-to-Work Setups

(Source:Manila Bulletin)

The current crisis has completely changed the dynamics of corporate workforce management. The office, traditionally viewed as the place where collaboration and innovation happen, has been changed by necessary health and safety protocols, with distancing measures barring close contacts and work from home arrangements emptying office spaces altogether. As more workplaces start to reopen, however, businesses have to adapt to a new office norm that must take heed of a plethora of evolving rules, including reopening guidelines, safe distancing measures, border controls and travel advisories.

A recent study by Asian Development Bank has revealed that 57 percent of businesses in the Philippines reported that a work from home setup is not a possible for all workers,[1] indicating major disruptions in operations. Even as more businesses reopen, there is still no concrete blueprint on how businesses could safely transition employees back to offices.