October is the new September

You should not be surprised to learn that the vast majority of our clients have revised their “everyone back to the office” dates from September to October. In some cases, office workers are not expected back until January. As for vaccine mandates? About half of our clients are requiring (or going to require) their employees to be fully vaccinated. The other half are split between “masks required, but vaccines are optional” and “no requirements of any kind.”

One CEO told me that since none of his people are medical professionals, he could not see a reason to ask his people to wear masks for 12 hours a day: “It’s not a fair ask; they will be more comfortable, safer, and more productive working from home.”

How is your company handling business continuity? What are your suggestions for the best way to handle the current state of the pandemic?

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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