Canadians all want to return to a semblance of normal as quickly as possible, and for many, that includes going back to the office. The nature of work has changed significantly in the last 18 months however, and our workplaces need to adapt quickly.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce today released a 21-point plan to provide guidance for businesses and policy recommendations for governments on four key areas for the re-opening of the economy: health/safety, teleworking, skills/training and the future of customer engagement.
“While getting through the immediate phase of the pandemic is top of mind for businesses and government, it is critical to start to plan now for the return to the workplace. Planning now will mean employers and employees are better placed to accelerate a return to operations under the new normal, which puts us one step closer to economic recovery. The faster we get there, together, the better, and that’s why the decisions we make today matter,” said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.