As managers, it is important you create a welcoming positive environment, set expectations and understand key employment considerations.
In the guide, you will find information related to:
- Health & Safety Considerations
- Information Technology Considerations
- Important Employee Considerations
- Recalling Employees from Furlough
The guide has been distributed to managers in each area, for reference. Talk to your area business office if you need a copy.
The Return to Campus website includes the Learn@Work Training, general health and safety guidance and the Return to Campus playbook.
Facilities is implementing cleaning protocols for the campus, informed by Public Health guidance. Common spaces, restrooms, break rooms and offices will be cleaned according to their new guidelines listed here.
If your area needs specific cleaning supplies for individual use, contact Resource Management.
Facilities will be installing general signage throughout campus, but you can download and print signs as needed for your area. View the Signage Box folder, which will be updated with more sign options in the coming weeks.
Danforth Return to Campus Kits
For Danforth employees already working onsite, and for returning employees, a Return to Campus Kit is available. It includes masks, touchless keychain, hand sanitizer, lanyard and tape measure. For any employees not able to pick up kits, departments will be given kits to distribute as more become available.
Employee Morale and Well-Being
As we experience the uncertainty, change, challenges and unique onsite and remote operations, we must focus on building morale, creating community and developing an employee culture with a strong sense of resiliency, adaptability, energy, trust and purpose.
Consider the well-being of people in this unique environment. The COVID-19 pandemic presents a range of challenges and stressors in our personal and professional lives. Support is available to help employees cope and manage their well-being. Resources including, health, mental health, wellness, learning and financial well-being, and emotional support are available on Human Resources’ employee well-being hub. Remember to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others. These resources are for you to take advantage of as well.
Support is available to help you lead through the challenges. Refer to the “Leader’s Guide to the Next Normal” and find effective strategies for managing your team. More information and resources will be shared on building morale and fostering positive employee engagement. Reach out to Bob Buer, Amanda Pope or Karen Sanders if you’d like to talk about maintaining morale or strategize about engagement.
You can also find several courses on the Learning and Development website related to managing change, transparency and resiliency.