IN TRADITIONAL WORKPLACES, HOME WAS HOME AND WORK WAS WORK.
NOW WORK IS HOME AND HOME IS WORK. THIS MEANS THAT AN
EMPLOYEE’S HOME-LIFE IS INTERTWINED WITH WORK. MANY DON’T MISS THEIR
COMMUTE, BUT THEY DO MISS THE PERSONAL INTERACTION AND ENGAGEMENT
WITH THEIR MANAGERS AND FELLOW ASSOCIATES.
to ensure a safe workplace for employees and customers. These
need to be explained as well as the consequences of not following
New processes, systems, software, telecommuting policies
might have to be established to accommodate the new working
Reboarding can also be an opportunity to address any core
issues within an organization. This is a great opportunity to open
the dialogue with associates to ask about changes and improvements
that could be made to improve their engagement.
Respectful treatment of employees is very important and always
has been. In terms of the pandemic, with what’s happening
in the world, it’s likely even more important.
In the coming months, as employers begin the hiring processes,
employees will have choices about where they would like
By responding positively to this COVID-19 shift in working
environments and by having a specific, clear and intentional
reboarding process, leaders and managers will demonstrate that
they are prepared to utilize the skills of flexibility, empathy, consultative
coaching and effective communication tools to create
and sustain a culture and environment where employees enjoy
the opportunity to be fully engaged at work while balancing their