Return to Work

Welcoming employees back to the workplace - In a New Way.

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A successful return to the office post quarantine is not an event, it’s a process. The return involves both transition and transformation. The team at COE has developed solutions for a safe and healthy return to the workplace. 

The workplace has changed dramatically in the past few months. Office layouts had to quickly transition from open space collaboration areas to office layouts that encourage social distancing and privacy.

Let your employees know you care about their safety and help by upgrading your office to promote a stress-free environment as employees adjust to the new normal. See all of the Post Covid-19 Office Product Suggestions in these Brochures. 

Increase Personal Space

Reconfiguring Open Space Offices

If space allows, create a 6 ft distance between employees & workspaces. Add Panels & Screens to open concept work areas to give each person their own personal space to call their own. Acrylic Panels are great for separating work stations in high volume areas. Assigning workspaces is a great way to limit the number of people using specific spaces. 

To help free up space in high volume offices, consider a phased transition of bringing back the workforce, or create varying schedules to help limit the number of people in the office at one time. 

For workspaces that do not have traditional desk set ups providing storage for each employee to store their personal items will keep personal belonging separate from other employees’ things. 

OS & Fuse Collection Panels

Everyone needs their privacy and individuality within the business environment. The layout and functionality of our OS panel and Fuse Collection systems offers just the right amount of personal space while allowing others to freely contribute ideas together at a productive rate.

Mobile Whiteboards

Constructed of durable lightweight materials, the aluminum frame adds style to any presentation or shared work environment. Use alone or join together with the optional ganging hardware to create a semi-private space. Featuring two locking casters and a magnetic surface that you can display any important documents and not worry about the board moving anywhere.

Privacy Screens

Give your workspace more privacy and protection from office distractions in open office spaces without eliminating the ability to interact with coworkers with the new extended frosted & clear acrylic screens or fabric & whiteboard screens by OfficeSource. 

Create A Healthy Work Environment

Mobile Check-in Station
Update Signage

Update signage for directions, social distancing, cleaning, hand-washing & occupancy. 

Modify Lobby Areas

Determine if a check-in station is needed or required. Modify lobby area with protective screens & limiting the number of guests permitted at one time. Individual seating space that allows for social distancing without the feeling of being separated from others. 

Adjust Cleaning Schedules

Increase cleaning schedules that include disinfecting. Check out our Jumpstart to Reopening your Workspace Blog Post for more information about Cleaning & Care of Office Source Products. 

Reception Desk w/Screens
Modify Shared Spaces

Modify the use of shared spaces such as break rooms, conference, & training rooms. Single person seating with tablet arms is a great way to create distance without feeling isolated. 

Millennial Collection
Tribeca Collection
Rosie Collection

Make Employees Health & Wellness A Priority

Provide & standardize work from home solutions

Provide & standardize work from home solutions for those employees who are able to work remotely. We’ve gathered some of the best tips on Setting Up a Small Home Office on our blog to help you kick start the process. For inspiration be sure to check out our Work From Home Solutions page. 

Standup Standing Desk
Epitome Collection
Identify PPE needs & establish guidelines

Make sure the proper guidelines are in place and you supply your employees with the PPE needed to make them feel secure. If team members can work from home, encourage them to do so, but supply them with the tools needed for success.

Encourage employees to stay home when sick

Here are 5 good reasons to stay at home when you are sick.

  1. To avoid making your colleagues sick. By going to work when you are sick, you increase the risk of spreading illness to those around you.

  2. To stop the spread of illness. It is not only your colleagues who may be affected by your illness: how many other people do you come into contact with each day – on your coffee run, picking up work supplies or on your commute to and from home?

  3. To recover properly. By attending work, you could exacerbate your health problems and later have to take a longer period of sick leave to recover.

  4. To avoid wasting time at work. By going to work when sick, you are not working to your full capacity. One study found that going to work when sick had a more negative impact overall than simply taking those days off.

  5. To minimize disruption for your employer. 
    More time off work due to not allowing your body to recover properly, more sick co-workers and none of you working efficiently is not good for business.
Communicate with empathy & transparency

Now, more than ever, it is crucial to keep team members engaged, connected, and positive. With so many unknowns it is essential for employees to feel like they have normalcy, safety, and an outlet for communication within the workplace and among peers.

Provide Support to Employees
Provide programs that support both physical & mental health.​