Acknowledge the fact that the “normal” has now changed, and be open to exploring different work models, whether for yourself or your team. You could consider hybrid working models, with a part of the team working remotely and the rest going to the office—they will be a safer option at this time.
Emphasizing the importance of hybrid working models, Manisha Sachdev, Learning & Development Head at ITM Business School, says, “We have decided to implement this as we return to office. Some of my team members who commute from far would get the much-needed respite of not having the compulsion to travel every day. So, my team would be divided into two, and attending office physically would be on a rotational basis.”
As you take these precautions, it is also important to be mindful of your mental and physical health, and that of others. Being sensitive, displaying empathy and working as a cohesive unit are key to overcoming the current challenges and coming out stronger, together.