COVID-19 has changed the way we do business. Companies around the country are struggling to create a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. Although many businesses are pushing to return to a sense of normality, there are many obstacles they must overcome.
At 1SEO, we saw how complicated it has become for a company to safely and successfully reopen a workplace. Our management team experienced firsthand the challenges of opening an office during the pandemic.
Often overlooked when implementing health and safety measures, creating a sense of security among employees is paramount to successful policy implementation. The central question 1SEO management staff faced was; How do employees interact with one another in a respectful health-conscious way?
During a pandemic, social interactions between employees can be especially complicated. How does someone know how to approach a fellow employee? Is it okay to shake their hand? Can you come over to their desk? Should you just send an email? These are only a few of the questions an employee must face when dealing with their coworkers. Finding a simple solution to the awkward realm of pandemic social distancing became a goal of 1SEO.
The management team developed an office wristband system so that our employees could visually determine the level of communication they could engage in with their coworkers. This wristband system provides our office workers the ability to interact comfortably with one another.
Starting the Day
First, a business should ensure that all employees are healthy when they return to the workplace. The enforcement of a temperature-taking policy prior to entering the office will reduce the chances of indoor contamination. A universal policy applying to everyone builds trust amongst coworkers.
It’s All in the Wrist
After making sure our employees did not have a fever, 1SEO set-up three containers, each holding colored wristbands. The bands are divided into three colors for office use; green, yellow, and red. Each color signifies the level of comfort an employee has with social interactions in the workplace.