Even as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to varying degrees around the world, it is important to plan for a return to normal – albeit a different normal.  Government in some regions continue to relax stay-at-home orders.  And among those that still maintain lockdowns, thoughts are turning to how best to manage the inevitable loosening of restrictions.  The world is looking for a path to safely reopen business, educational institutions and governments to get people safety and productively back to work. 

At some point, workforces around the world will begin returning to work locations.  And this will not be a simple flick of a switch from “off” to “on”. 

As a company with a sizable and widely distributed workforce, IBM has experienced first -hand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach.  What we have learned while planning our return to a different normal may be helpful to others.   

HERE, we share our clear set of principles and initial plans for wider application

 
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