4 Ways COVID-19 Will Reshape The Office Life
After the government lifted the circuit breaker on June 1, we officially moved into Phase 2 and we’re slowly seeing many establishments and businesses reopening to get the economy back in shape again. As with the lift, some would have to return to the workplace once more.
While individuals who were working from home have been asked to continue working from home, for those who are heading back to work; it is not going to be the same as before.
Below mentioned are the following changes that employees have to embrace while they return to work.
SafeEntry check-ins and compulsory temperature checks
As per government’s protocol, SafeEntry has been set up at places which have been marked as hotspot areas, like malls and supermarkets. Being a digital check-in system, SafeEntry logs people who visit and leave the premises. The visitors can scan their QR code or NRIC and check-in with the help of SafeEntry. Visitors can quickly scan QR code with the SingPass app or their mobiles. The government has made the use of SafeEntry mandatory at workplaces.
The workplaces and factories have started to use SafeEntry, and employees are checked-in and checked-out while entering or leaving the workplace. Recently, Shopee, which is an E-commerce company, began to use SafeEntry to perform temperature checks at its workplace as well as for its Singapore small warehouse. As per the government protocol and safety precaution, if an employee is detected with fever or temperature of 37.5 degree Celsius, he or she is asked to return home immediately. SafeEntry is simple to use as temperature checks can be carried out quickly with this alluring device.
Staggered work and break hours
With regards to the guidelines of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), employees must be encouraged to implement staggered work timings to eradicate the risks of the spread of the virus. It will reduce the chances of people forming congregations mostly in common areas and thus maximising the prevention measures.
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Ramping up hygiene and sanitisation
Going forward, the use of hand sanitizers and masks will be a part of every office. It is most likely that wearing masks will be made mandatory at workplaces in the coming days. It is high time that workplaces must improve hygiene levels by performing disinfection so that the risks of spreading germs can be contained. Areas like keyboards, computers, phones, door handles must be frequently disinfected. Contactless technologies will be commonplace in every office in the coming days.
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Telecommuting will be a norm
With the spread of the pandemic, there has been a shift towards a more digital economy, thus promoting chats, video sessions, telecommuting and digital marketing. The pandemic has taught us that with the availability of the right technology, there is no need to gather everyone at the same time, thus ushering a new work situation.
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It is evident that post-pandemic the workplace will follow a new norm, thus giving a unique shape to office life. Hence, it is important to keep up with the new changes and implement them for a safe and conducive workplace.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need to be even more adaptable than usual whether it’s regarding the workplace setup or how one goes about the day-to-day operations. Hence, it is important to stay up-to-date with the news, workplace design trends, and check on your employees’ health from time to time. This also includes tenants complying with the rules and measures set by the government in our workspaces and self storages, be it social distancing or temperature taking measures. When each individual does their own part, it is possible to gradually mitigate the crisis and even lessen the spread of the virus.
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