The New Normal Office and the Common Cold

Post-Covid offices – what will our new normal look like? There is ample speculation about how this is going to affect businesses. Ultimately, this will be a decision that each organisation will have to make for themselves, hopefully with input from their employees. Personally, to limit feelings of isolation, I would love a flexible, hybrid of in-office and WFH.

The one thing that I do hope comes from all this is the ability and the practice of staying home when a person is sick! Even if the illness is not due to a global pandemic, is it considerate to spread your germs to everyone in the office (and their families)?

At best, catching a cold or flu is annoying. However, even the common cold or a flu can very serious for some people. You may be working with one or more colleagues and/or clients that have a weakened immune system and not know it.

If you must work when you are sick, please WFH. At the very least, please wear a mask to the office. Don’t throw your reusable Covid masks away!

Those with invisible illnesses or conditions and their families will be extremely grateful for your consideration.

Are you in?

© 2021 Tracey Copeland, Rolling Sands Consulting. Originally posted to LinkedIn on October 10, 2020.

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