5 Ways to come back ready for work after quarantine
As a new reality is coming up (we think it will take a very long time before everything is “normal” again.
For sure, many things will change, and something we consider might change almost immediately are the workplaces, stores and even some housings.
Is your office ready for your team?
Health and safety will be driving new designs, policies and behaviors! According to Work Design Magazine:
“Every organization’s return to the office will be customized to their circumstances, but each will have a few commonalities:
- Perception is reality and what employees perceive is what they will believe is happening.
- Transparency is essential for building trust and managing misinformation.
- Common sense should prevail, grounding decision making in practical sound judgement.”
But, what about motivation?
Employees and customers will need to feel safe, but going into a nice and well organized space will make them feel better:
- Establish how your team can keep social distancing while in the office
- Paint! Choose colors that embrace corporate values and enhances positivity.
- Organize how cleaning should be done. Remember that having strong cleaning methodologies will help you to have your team healthy, not only because Covid-19, but also for other respiratory diseases.
- Take advantage of technology! Use it as far as you can to increase your productivity.
- Encourage bicycling and other ways to be environmentally friendly.
Why to paint to improve your mood?
“Color is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood, and even influence physiological reactions.”
Since ancient civilizations, colors have influenced human beings and several researches have been done regarding this subject:
According to wellbeing.com, color psychology as a therapy suggests:
- Red is used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation.
- Yellow is thought to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.
- Orange is used to heal the lungs and to increase energy levels.
- Blue is believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain.
- Indigo shades are thought to alleviate skin problems.