How does Social Distancing still Benefit the Workplace Post-COVID?

After being implemented across the world to curb the spread of the virus, social distancing has actually proved beneficial beyond the pandemic. As the working world gradually transitioned back to a state of normality following the vast changes needed to adapt to COVID-19, many workplaces have decided to stick with some of the social distancing measures put in place after seeing the improvements that can be seen for both the business and its employees. In this article, we discuss some of the key examples of how social distancing still benefits the workplace after the pandemic.

Reduced outgoings

With social distancing meaning that fewer employees are present in the workplace at any given time, the need for such large sites is reduced. Many businesses have downsized following the pandemic and are able to save on the cost of rent and utilities, significantly reducing ongoing outgoings. This extra budget can be reinvested back into the business itself in order to improve the service provided, invest into employees, and help grow the organization.

Remote working

As organizations had to quickly find ways to work from home, many of them began to recognize the benefits of remote work from both a business and employee perspective. Allowing employees to work flexibly, splitting their time between working on site and working from home where possible, it allows them to improve their work-life balance and thus enjoy a new level of job satisfaction. This in turn boosts productivity for the business, creating a healthier work environment which is seeing remote working looking likely to continue long into the future.

Technological advancements

Many companies have had to invest into their technological infrastructure to support remote working in a way that allows for social distancing. With so many technological advancements and new ways of working, the future of the workplace is expected to be more innovative and efficient as businesses need to stay competitive in the current economy.

Employee wellbeing

Our health and wellbeing has always been paramount, but following the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the case more than ever. The importance of implementing social distancing in the workplace to create physical distance helps promote a healthier environment by preventing the transmission of contagious illnesses.

Environmental benefits

Nowadays, more companies are becoming committed to sustainability and many individuals are aware of their environmental footprint. By reducing the amount of commuting needed and downsizing workspaces, organizations are having a more positive impact on the environment without compromising on their business output. There has been a notable difference in the number of vehicles on the road during peak rush-hour traffic hours which is contributing towards a reduction in the emissions created and the air pollution seen in built up areas.

Enhanced productivity

Social distancing measures have helped reduce employee stress levels by creating a less crowded work environment and implementing a more flexible work schedule. The better work-life balance has proven beneficial on the mental health of workers and in turn has allowed them to focus better on their tasks, creating a better output and maximizing efficiency.


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