As companies start to return workers to work sites, they need to implement the appropriate mitigation protocols and support systems to protect their employees, many of whom are eager to get back to work but worry about the risk of getting sick. Perception matters: Companies that employees perceive as doing the most to protect the health and safety of their workers, overcommunicating those efforts as well as the disruption to expect from Covid-19, and quickly acting on feedback from the front line have workers who feel the most comfortable about returning to work.
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Recovery from Covid-19 will require resilience as companies advance, retreat, adapt—and repeat as necessary.
As the global pandemic deepens and the human cost of Covid-19 rises, the novel coronavirus outbreak is sending shocks through the world economy. But across industries, companies can take action now to protect their employees and customers and minimize the economic damage.