Fingers crossed, there are signs that with COVID cases decreasing, we may be nearing the end of this crisis.

Fortune is out with four steps companies should be thinking about to prepare for the return to work: 

– Have clear plans for bringing people back to the office 

Getting people back into the office needs to be systematic and consistent. And that requires a well-thought-out plan.

– Have clear plans for re-exit

Along with having clear guidelines for when and how to bring employees back to the office, it’s essential to have re-exit guidelines in place as well should caseloads spike again. 

– Be prepared for a more flexible work environment

With the recent advancements in IT infrastructure and tools, as well as the rapid adoption of collaboration tools, many employees of the 2020s will expect more flexibility moving forward. 

– Be clear and consistent in communications 

In addition to having a clear plan for a return to the office, it’s vital for companies to articulate the details of that plan to employees in a way that everyone understands. 

The article was written by Greg Montana, the chief risk officer at FIS.