As the nation’s economy slowly re-opens, one of the most important decisions businesses must make is how to bring employees back into the workplace in the safest way possible.
For Christine DeGrammont, director of training and development for Innovative Office Solutions, a provider of office productivity services and products, the process starts with listening to employees express their reservations—both ways.
“It’s critical that you make your employees feel heard,” said DeGrammont during the most recent event in Oracle NetSuite’s Open For Business series. “You might be surprised at why some people don’t want to be working at home.”
DeGrammont noted there are many reasons an employee may not feel working from home is sustainable — including the possibility that they don’t feel safe there.
“Don’t assume anything,” she said. “Ask more questions.”