Back to Work: How to Communicate Reopening Offices and Businesses

man in mask walking into office

Vaccination cards fill social media timelines. Grandparents are planning reunions with grandchildren. Schools have reopened. Major League Baseball just began its season with fans. And friends are making plans to enjoy their first meals inside restaurants in more than a year. 

You can feel the reopening energy building with every vaccine distributed. Many employers are planning how to return staffs to office life, albeit with safety precautions. However, the personality and perception of how we work has changed with the success of home offices and flexible hours. Employers may find a challenge with messaging that it’s necessary, and safe, to return to the office. 

The New York Times reported that more than 80 percent of companies will enact a hybrid office model. Large corporations seem to be leading the way for a new standard of workplace. PwC told its 22,000-member staff that it can begin and end the day at their discretion, part of the company’s new “empowered day” ruling.

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