Transitioning employees back to work after the COVID-19 crisis will involve much more than unlocking the doors and turning on the lights. You’ll need to adjust practices and procedures to comply with new legislation, take extra measures to ensure employee safety, and prepare for the “new normal” that has formed as a result of the challenges faced by the pandemic.

Now that we’ve made room for kids “at work,” created flexible work schedules, and proved we can work remotely, employees will have new expectations from their employers. They’ll continue to expect flexible work and a focus on their well-being. Meanwhile, organizational leadership will be looking to ensure business continuity in tumultuous times.

Many return to work plans will be focused on safety as it relates to COVID-19. But this course will take you beyond that and ask you to consider additional best practices for getting your employee’s back in the office and your organization back on track – so your employees can thrive and so can your business.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify Add key, human-element components to your reopening-the-workplace plan, in addition to physical safety.
  • Explore how to Implement strategies for effectively communicating with your workforce post-pandemic.
  • Identify key training topics your managers need to successfully lead post-crisis.
  • Discover the effects of change and crisis on your workplace, culture and productivity.
  • Explore ow to develop strategies for maintaining employee engagement and company loyalty.
  • Discover how to ensure inclusion and equity are addressed in your reopening-the-workplace plan.
Last updated/reviewed: March 13, 2024
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Anonymous Author
Very timely topic to be presented and some great ideas for office reopenings

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Beyond the Safety Aspects of Your Return-to Work Plan10:59
  Creating Your Plan8:07
  Communicating About Reopening11:06
  Safeguarding Your Culture10:29
  Lean on Team Strengths15:06
  Conclusion 1:10
  Beyond the Safety Aspects of Your Return-to Work Plan56:57
  Slides: Beyond the Safety Aspects of Your Return-to Work PlanPDF
  Beyond the Safety Aspects of Your Return-to Work Plan - Glossary/ IndexPDF