Planning for a return to the office

What will the new workplace look like with the end of the restrictions?

As Covid restrictions relax, many of us will be considering a return to the office. There is much in the way of discussion and debate about how best to go about this, with no clear guidance to follow.

Helpful information and resources for our members

This resource page is a curation of content from the IPA and external sources that you can refer to for guidance as you chart your course back to the office. Campaign have also published some articles detailing what various agencies are planning, which you might find interesting. 

EACA workshop "The Future of Work"

EACA workshop "The Future of Work"

Free online event on 7 September, 11am, facilitated by Deloitte Consulting. Book your place and join the conversation.

IPA Insight Study Pack 'Return to the Office'

IPA Insight Study Pack 'Return to the Office'

Eighty-nine per-cent of UK employees would be happiest with a fully flexible approach to returning to the office.

Useful links for returning to the office

Useful links for returning to the office

We’ve gathered some external and internal links to content you may find useful as you explore ways of returning to the office.

Log on to Get on

Log on to Get on

The ultimate IPA guide to free or nearly free learning resources: book summaries, video talks, podcasts, publications, qualifications,

COVID-19 support and advice for IPA members

COVID-19 support and advice for IPA members

This hub brings you the most up-to-date information from the IPA, from Government and other key sources.

Employment Law Guidance

Agile working in a lockdown and post lockdown era

Agile working in a lockdown and post lockdown era

An employers’ guide to remote working employment issues presented by the law firm Lewis Silkin. Webinar recording and presentation slides for members only.

Working safely after restrictions lift

Working safely after restrictions lift

Following the lifting of remaining Covid-19 restrictions, we set out the key recommendations in the updates to the Working Safely Guidance.

News and blogs

Why flexibility is the future of work

Why flexibility is the future of work

IPA CPD Gold Judge, Jenny Wood looks at how the best agencies embrace flexible working and what benefits it brings.

How behavioural economics can limit the spread of COVID-19 in offices

How behavioural economics can limit the spread of COVID-19 in offices

Processes we could put in place to reduce the spread of COVID when offices re-open.

IPA survey shows employees favour fully flexible return to work

IPA survey shows employees favour fully flexible return to work

Eighty-nine per-cent of UK employees would be happiest with a fully flexible approach.

The importance of time tracking in the new workplace

The importance of time tracking in the new workplace

Software provider Paprika looks at the ways time management has changed with new work requirements.

Bringing your team back together

Bringing your team back together

Former Global Executive Director, Learning and Development at R/GA, Liz Nottingham examines what we need to do when bringing teams back together in the office.

Videos

The future of work

The future of work

Ruairi O'Shea from Trajectory Partnership looks at some of the historical trends in work and economics, followed by an exploration into the immediate context of COVID.

What is the office for?

What is the office for?

HR specialist Mary Budd joins the IPA Training Forum to discuss what needs to be thought about when your agency returns to the office.