Plan Of Action For Office Workers To Cope With COVID-19


 

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When the current global outbreak began a few months ago, a lot of companies closed down their offices and implemented a work-from-home guideline for their employees. Schools continued the school year through online classes, and people had to adapt to physical distancing measures. The goal was and still is to take care of those who are working in the office setting – personnel an staff, vendors, and employees – and the areas that they are employed in. So almost all companies in the world are taking action today so that there will be no need for people to work in the offices and increase their risk of getting infected.

In addition, people worldwide utilize Google and their products and services, which is why there are a few employees assigned to work as a skeletal team in the office setting, as their roles can only be done onsite. Examples of these employees are those who must access data or content for customer security.

Below is a list of things that companies have been doing to reduce the need for their employees to work in offices while they make sure that their services proceed with usual operations.

Workflow Prioritization

So that not all of the support team members no longer need to work in their offices, those that are considered critical support work are prioritized. These include security concerns, account recovery, preventing scams, and incorrect ad placements.

Utilizing Remote System

This is what more than half of the world is currently doing so that if possible, everyone who can work in the comfort of their homes can do so. Companies provide their employees with a secure laptop and other equipment that make it convenient for them to do their jobs at home.

 

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Automation Increase

The use of humans in conjunction with machines has been present and rampant over the past years since the Internet has become a necessity. Thus, it is necessary to increase automation system reliance, especially during this pandemic, so that people will not have to go to the offices and still efficiently deliver their products and services while following community guidelines.

Shift Adjustments

To effectively practice social distancing, reducing the number of employees present in the offices at a given time, companies have changed the timing in their work shifts as well as the time between their shifts depending on the work required.

Covering The Workforce

This temporary setting due to the global crisis has caused companies large and small to make adjustments so that people still get to earn a living, and the economy can thrive despite the challenges posed on it. Vendors, employees, and other staff in the extended workforce who have dedicated their time and effort in making positive change possible are being compensated well. Most companies also created a COVID-19 fund so that employees who do not receive salaries will still receive compensation for their regular working hours even if they are not able to work in the office setting because they have shown potential coronavirus symptoms or if they are required for self-isolation. For those who are required to work in the offices at their respective shifts, strict hygiene and security guidelines have been implemented for their health and safety, including cleaning operations, physical distancing setup, and temperature checks.

 

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In these trying times, people need to be more informed and knowledgeable about the present situation and the future. Employees now are anxious about what might happen to them and to the companies that they are working in, and if there is still room for them when this pandemic will finally subside and be gone. Hopefully, these strategies that are being implemented, together with the guidelines required by the community, will keep the economy afloat while the world is adjusting to the changes that it has experienced because of the crisis and the changes that it will yet face.

 

 

 

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