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The Global Work-from-Home Experience: Trends, Tools and Best Practices


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THEME #8

As businesses reopen, how should work-from-home be balanced with work-from-office?

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The balance between work-from-home and work-from-office depends on business type. Some may eliminate their offices completely, while others may rotate staff through the office to allow sufficient social distancing, and all must support proper personal hygiene to minimize the spread of the virus.

The conversation has changed from "Should we let people work from home?" to "Do we even need an office?" Those who need an office can find the best balance for the business and employees.

The strategy used will depend on the nature of the business, but businesses must encourage social distancing, teleworking where possible, and proper personal hygiene to prevent virus transmission.

KEYPOINT # 01

Flexibility must remain
Giving people more options and flexibility of where and how they work should be the focus. The actual mix should be up to companies and employees. There needs to be a range of options to choose from.

KEYPOINT # 02

Office and Remote Rotations
Have a portion of employees working some days while another works other days to limit the amount of employees at the office at any time, reducing the possibility of infection within your business.

KEYPOINT # 03

Office not necessary
It's preferential to not have workers herded into an office. Technology and teamwork have made it the ideal time for a shift. There are 3 main benefits—commute, time management, and productivity.