Since the coronavirus pandemic began, one question has been on everyone’s minds: when can we go back to normal? When can we go back to work? Unfortunately, there’s a great deal of disagreement—even among workers who are concerned for their own safety.
An ESG survey found that 36% of knowledge workers who are “extremely concerned” about their personal health and safety due to Covid-19 say they would prefer to return to the office compared to 49% of respondents who are “not that concerned” or “not at all concerned” with their personal health risk. In the meantime, the face of work is changing alongside reintegration. Employers are adopting new strategies to mitigate risk, from digital solutions to in-person measures.
But these changes come with pressure. Employers are now viewed as humanitarian leaders responsible for keeping employees safe—and if they fail, the blowback can seriously harm the business’s future. Learning how to insulate your business and make the right decision for employees is essential as more employers return to work.