The global pandemic has caused a major economic slowdown forcing many companies to scale back production due to sharp cuts in demand. Suppose this doesnβt apply to you and instead, your demand has remained unchanged. Do you need to do anything differently? If your company depends on having a healthy workforce, the answer is obviously βYesβ!
We had shared tips for scheduling during the pandemic a few weeks ago in a blog post. We included ideas such as staggering shift start times and lunches as well as creating a gap between crews.
Today the question is: how to create such a βgapβ while maintaining production?
Letβs take the example of a company running 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. To maintain production, they need to maintain 120 hours of production every week. They want to keep their workers, however β in the current shift β there is no distancing in place (maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters distance between workers). How can this be overcome? How to create that space while fulfilling your production and employment goals? Suppose, instead of shift handovers the workers never see each other. What could be more βdistancingβ than that?
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