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Blog post by Deb Dietz
Once this pandemic is behind us and our businesses open up, our environment is going to look different. Our 'new normal' will be just that - a new, normal.
The days of sauntering into the office, taking our place behind our desks, in cubicles that are very close together, will need to be adjusted. Office layouts with more space in-between or higher cubicle walls will be more important than ever. Hand sanitizer and masks available front and center will be a necessity. When you think about all the things it will take to open back up for business, the list is very long. Are you thinking right now about what you'll have to do differently to ensure a safe environment for yourself, your employees, and your customers?
Here we are, focusing on getting back to work. But the most critical factor in all of this is ensuring our workforce is safe in doing so. After going through the recent health crisis, business processes, procedures and technologies will need to be reviewed, re-imagined, restructured and re-implemented in order to respond to the new normal for businesses and employees alike.
SMB can help you navigate the new normal. We can support your needs for protective equipment - masks, gloves, thermometers, anti-bacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, and more. We can also help on the technology side. Solutions such as sensor technology will be a critical need and can support our 'new normal' work environment. You may have to be ready for your employees and customers to have their temperatures taken prior to entry into your building, ensuring that no one who enters has a fever, putting your team at risk of the virus spreading through your office. And, your hardware needs may change to support continued work-from home efforts. We're seeing a significant increase in laptops, external hard drives and printer orders as a result.
Who would have thought just a few months ago that these items would now be essential products and new technologies you will need to have on-hand in your business. Will you be ready?
Stay safe out there.