Learn to Reopen Your Business and Get Back in the Game Safely
3 Tips to Safely Resume Your Operations During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Due to the stay-at-home orders triggered by the current pandemic, many businesses had to either be put on hold or find a different way to run their operation. Now that many states are lifting these orders, companies can resume their activities at their physical locations.
If you’ve been running your independent insurance agency from home for the past few months, transitioning back into the office will take some prep work. The scenario can continue to change every day, but it is worth being prepared for what’s to come.
It is beneficial to create a plan considering the possibility of this pandemic running longer than expected, so you can better adapt to the circumstances and make things work anyway. Here are some tips that can help you plan a safe return to your offices.
Work on a Transition Plan
Going back into the office in a new reality can be complicated. It will take time and patience to adapt. You might need to implement new practices and change your office layout, among other things, to comply with the social distancing guidelines that the CDC has offered to prevent the spread of this virus. Designing a transition plan for you and your team will help everyone understand these new guidelines and what needs to be done to ensure everyone’s safety.
Monitor the Health of Your Employees
Guidelines may vary by community or state, but there are general ones that everyone is advised to follow as much as possible. If your employees will be resuming work at your premises, following a wellness plan to monitor your staff’s health is critical. Promote the use of personal protection equipment, check your employees’ temperature before they enter the workplace, and check on their symptoms at the door, also.
Keep Your Staff and Customers Up to Date with Changes
This pandemic doesn’t have an expiration date. The entire world is doing its best to control it, in hopes that we can go back to life as we knew it as soon as possible. Even if we’re currently in a reopening phase, things have the potential to change. We’re living each day as it comes.
From a business perspective, keeping customers and staff up to date with the latest information is a must. It will minimize the feeling of uncertainty and help build trust. Ensure your communications are consistent across channels and be prepared to take feedback and adjust your game plan as needed.