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Preparing the road ahead – exiting lockdown and beyond

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Throughout the month of May 2021, members of A&O’s Employment team along with A&O Consulting and in conjunction with Gwenllian Williams, a psychologist from deWinton Williams hosted a series of webinars on how to best transition your workforce into its next normal, balancing legal obligations in the context of the psychological impact changes may have on your people, and how to embed healthy employee engagement in the weeks and months ahead.

The immediate areas of focus: Reintegration

The return to the workplace, even if on a limited basis, will require some adjustment for most people, especially for those who have experienced a significant change in life circumstances. Here we look at how to constructively reintegrate the ‘reluctant returner’, manage those desperate to return to the office and manage Managers who have previously valued presenteeism and are eager to reinstate this.

The first twelve months: Managing the fluid/agile workplace

How can employers practically manage split teams whilst ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion in a fluid or primarily remote-working environment? Are there any best practice models that we can learn from? For those employers aiming to reinstate primarily office-centric working, what challenges do you need to be ready for? Does physical distance truly pose a threat to innovation?

The long term: Driving collaboration and innovation in a fluid/agile workplace

How can employers ensure that organisations retain collaboration, innovation and a healthy culture in a hybrid working environment with a fluid workforce? 

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