Many of us are starting to think about a return to office working as lockdown eases.
The Government has published Working Safely During Coronavirus (Covid-19) but it still leaves many questions unanswered.
Do I have to wear a face mask? Do I have to return to the office if I don’t want to? How can I use the loo safely? Will there be staggered starts?
Managers need a clear internal communications strategy to help them guide their teams back to safe office working.
There are three must-haves that internal communication managers can put in place within the next month:
- Back to the office internal communications plan – A simple communications plan to address employees’ key concerns to answer the most important questions in their minds right now: what’s happening, why should I care and how does it impact me?
- Back to the office training video – Practical tips to take the worry out of office working and answer the most common questions about a safe return.
- Internal communication and employee engagement toolkit for managers – Zoom quizzes and cupcakes are a great way to lift employees’ spirits as a one-off. An internal communication plan specifically aimed at managers can increase employee engagement and wellbeing over the long term.
106 Communications is an award-winning communications consultancy on a mission to making work better. We create communications to engage and inspire through our three expert-led practises in Internal Communications, Change Communications and Branding & Marketing.
We’d love to help you with your back to the office internal communications strategy, so get in touch with Henry today Henry@106comms.com.