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As some workplaces reopen and others make plans
to do so, we may start seeing business as usual. However, if the coronavirus
re-emerges over the summer or fall due to a decrease in social distancing and
other factors, employers will need to be prepared for a return to remote work
and other pandemic-induced workplace changes.
Smart HR professionals are making plans now—just in case—by taking the lessons
they've learned in recent months and creating new policies and procedures so
they're ready, if necessary.
For example, at the beginning of the year, many companies didn't allow employees
to work from home, whether from fear that productivity would drop, technology
concerns or other issues. Yet several new studies have found that remote
workers have performed at the same or higher levels during the pandemic than
they did when at work, and technology has held up just fine.
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