Six months into the first global pandemic of the modern era, we have learned what may prove to be one of the most important lessons of our generation: In health care crises like the ones we face today, data is just as powerful a tool as any therapeutic or vaccine when it comes to combatting a pandemic.
Employees need to know if they are infected as early as possible—and operations leaders at all levels of your organization need reliable, data-driven processes and tools at their fingertips to protect your workforce from each possible exposure as soon as it occurs.
It will happen and you’ll need to be ready when it does.
For long-incubation viruses like COVID-19, sending home symptomatic employees won’t be enough to protect your remaining workforce, rebuild their trust of the workplace, or rekindle their productivity to pre-COVID levels.
In this guide, we are going to tackle the big questions that deal with getting back to work.
To each of these questions we can respond with a simple truth: The more we embrace a strategy of workplace safety that democratizes the data that employers and employees need to feel safe and engaged, the better the outcomes will be for health, employee engagement, productivity, and ultimately, the bottom line of the company.