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The Challenges Of Returning To Bricks And Mortar

As the modern world starts to open up again after coronavirus, how will it affect SMEs?

Recent times have been formidable at best. While we have all been focusing on using the digital world to achieve our workload, many of us have gotten comfortable working from home.

There’s nothing wrong with that, either. When coronavirus struck, and we all switched to working from home without the fuss, we proved how flexible and versatile the human being is. So it is now that it’s time to return to our old ways. However, it’s understandable that we might be having a little bit of anxiety.

Today, we want to talk about the challenges of returning to a brick-and-mortar office.

Can We Go Back To Normal?

Nobody seems to be asking whether or not returning to a regular bricks-and-mortar office is even possible.  With so many of us set in your ways and so many other companies have gone down the tubes, we really ought to be asking if it’s possible to go back to how things were before.

What if the Eastern markets opened up again completely tomorrow? What if there was a third wave of the virus? How many other businesses would have to close if forced to endure another lockdown?  These are all questions we should be asking yourselves as we return to work.

Let’s talk about returning to work as an employer and what it means to reopen a business on the brink of disaster.

How to get back to office culture

Follow these top tips if you want to get back to a typical office ASAP.

1 – Find a new office space

Finding office rental in Singapore is easier than you might think. Singapore is full of businesses and business spaces, all of which exist to make your company work smoothly. Find a new office space instead of returning to an office building which is laid empty for months. This should save you some maintenance costs.

2 – Stage the return to work

Many of your employees have been working from home for some time now. Take it easy on them as they return to the fast lane. It is going to be a system shock for all involved. Staging the return to work by introducing a system of partial return could help.

3 – Can you weekly meetings

If you have been paying attention to the articles business writers have been producing throughout the coronavirus, you already know that weekly meetings have been a great way to keep in touch with employees… Primarily through video chat.

There’s no reason why you can’t keep this good habit up now that you have returned to work. It encourages transparency between the employees and employers, builds trust, and enhances employee loyalty.

Make the intelligent changes now, and your return to work could be as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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