Will the workers returning to offices be the same as they were before the lockdown? So much stress, the toll taken by the COVID-19 will definitely influence on them. They will return different to those 18 months ago in their offices, as specialists notice.
Legal staff quarantined in 2020 will certainly be stress-resistant now, in such difficult times. This is due to the high death rate from Covid-19.
Now employers will try to focus on enhancing the value of the employee’s personal work. Of course, employees will try to be invited to work on the same days, for their better interaction and speedy “fitting in.”
if we take into account the mortality rate in the days of an aggravated epidemic, layoffs and new hires, as well as the stress from increased mortality, then employees who are completely different from the psychological point of view will come to their workplaces in the offices soon.
Jim Jones, a senior fellow at the Georgetown Law Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession, said earlier this month notices that returning to the office would be as traumatic as leaving it. All of the above events will definitely affect many workers.
That means laying new groundwork
Of course, now the level of stress and health is given an important role, but the impact of the pandemic is still underestimated. Randy Kiser, a legal profession scholar and principal analyst at DecisionSet said that as workload increases and stress levels rise, and when changes in work conditions are taken into account, there is a chronic underestimation of all the consequences.
Especially the situation affected women lawyers. According to ABA research, among the main reasons why women quit their jobs are:
- low wages;
- unpredictable work schedule;
- promotions and credits;
Kiser also adds that firms may not know what to do with all this and will act blindly. so far there are no exact solutions to the problems, but in the future, for sure, there will be fewer problems with this. Now they are also trying to add new teams in the office, which will interact with each other and agree on a joint goal, work.
Are workers returning to offices nervous about the situation?
Joe Krasovec, managing partner at Schiff Hardin admits that many workers returning to offices thinking about the usefulness of such work, wouldn’t it have been better to do the same work from home? They may also be worried about the fact that they will now have to communicate and interact with someone. Previously, these processes took place remotely.
Paul Schmidt, of Baker & Hostetler, notes a value proposition should be made to workers, otherwise there is no point in insisting on this event.
Earlier, his company announced September 8 as the day of return of employees to the office, but now the date has been postponed indefinitely. The firm must rethink employee greetings before setting an exact date. Little things like a handshake and distance should also be considered. Schmidt also emphasizes the value of time and co-workers spent together, even if it’s fun at work or something else. Such things are very valuable and cannot be experienced remotely.