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Business leaders across the country are wrestling with how to reopen their offices and change operations as the virus continues to spread, according to executives who spoke at Fortune’s Future of Work webinar on Thursday.
“A lot of employment lawyers are going to have a field day with this puppy,’ said Ray Wang, principal analyst, founder, and chairman of Silicon Valley–based Constellation Research. To reduce risks to companies and workers’ health, Wang recommended giving employees choices and flexibility on when and how often they’ll be in the office.
Wang was joined in the discussion by director of the Wharton School’s Center for Human Resources Peter Cappelli; Domo founder and CEO Josh James; and Accenture chief leadership and human resources officer Ellyn Shook. The event was moderated by Fortune senior editor Kristen Bellstrom.
The speakers agreed that companies need to be cautious and listen to the evolving coronavirus findings coming from the health community. But it takes more than just smart return policies: It also requires transparency, Shook said. Accenture, she noted, has created a portal that …