Over the past few weeks, we made some changes to our HQ to create a corona proof office. As a part of this, we also needed to change our behaviour. As a test, we invited a part of our team to work in the office. This way we could test all the new measures and guidelines to make sure that the office would stay a safe environment when more people were going to be present. Great to see that everyone in our team was making an effort and acting according to the guidelines. From conversations with different team members, we learned that more of them would like to return to the office to work together with the teams again. This made us decide to find a way to make it possible for everyone to work in the office every now and then.
After the first testing and measurements we started phase 2. In addition to the main group of people working in the office daily we came up with a schedule to work in the office again for the rest of the team. Every team has 1 fixed day per week where they are welcome to work in the office. Every other week there will be a second day per team.
The only way to make it possible for more people to come back to the office is when every single one of us follows all guidelines and preventative measures. Changing our behavior was not easy, but we did it together. We also keep reminding each other when needed so we can ensure that our office stays a safe place.