Remote Working

4 things to ask your people before returning to work

Steffi Maranan

Deciding your next steps as a business? Whether staying remote-first or planning to go back to the office, our Returning to the Workplace survey will help you understand how your people feel about the next steps your organisation might take.

There are 4 key factors to think about, and if you use this survey, you can find out what’s best for your specific business by asking your people their opinions.

These are the areas that’ll help you make the decision:

  1. Health and safety

    It’s essential that employees feel comfortable to return. Make sure the guidance is detailed and that everyone understands it. Also confirm that people feel safe to physically travel to and from the workplace.

  2. Enablement

    Make sure tools and systems are set up properly. There should be consistent collaboration and communication among teams so everyone feels supported and enabled to carry out their roles.

  3. Personal needs

    All employees have different needs – make sure you’re considering everyone’s specific wellbeing and personal responsibilities outside of the workplace.

  4. Future of work

    The events of the pandemic has shifted the way people work, with many of us working remotely and from home. It’s helpful to consider how people have adapted to this change, and how this could affect preferences around ways of working.

This is still such an uncertain time, so it’s more important than ever to be constantly communicating with your people.

The 16 short questions in our Return to Work survey are specific to these 4 areas.

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Our powerful language analysis turns free text comments into data you can make decisions on. It can understand employees’ feelings and opinions instantly, at scale and without bias. It’s easy to set up and we’ll even give you email templates so you barely have to lift a finger to organise it. Take the first step, and get in touch:

It’s time to start the conversation

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