The global COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how we work. As a global organisation, Dell Technologies has taken employee safety as a priority and has shifted the majority of their staff across the globe to a work from home strategy since the onset of the outbreak. 

Some things just can’t be done offsite though and some employees may not necessarily be able to work from home to deliver viable results. To regulate a safe and secure return to Dell offices and facilities, Dell has implemented a technology and data-driven approach across the entire organisation using an innovative technology-driven approach in keeping with their roots dubbed the Inversed Risk Matrix.

Planning a concerted return to the workplace for an organisation, more so for one as large as Dell in the throes of a global pandemic isn’t an easy task to say the least. Local government regulations differ not only by country but even by state. 

This hasn’t even factored in other critical, time sensitive parameters like the current state of the outbreak in a given area or if there are new findings or new viral strains which may render an area that is officially, on paper at least, safe but which may actually be otherwise. This is where the Dell Inversed Risk Matrix comes into the picture.

The Dell Inversed Risk Matrix Explained

The Inversed Risk Matrix is a collated data matrix tool that uses data from the most credible sources on the planet that include the United States Center for Disease Control, Jon Hopkins and more with input from Dell’s data scientists and medical professionals.

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 All this data is collated, with 15 tracked variables that are updated automatically to present a weighted overall risk score across 188 countries and 115 provinces/states where Dell Technologies has a presence. All this data and the overall risk score is then presented in a manner that helps Dell Technologies’ management team make informed, consistent and objective decisions as to when and how to implement a return to site.

In tandem with the Inversed Risk Matrix, Dell is  adopting a three-part phased approach to return to site. The three-part phased return to site for Dell integrates a number of critical factors including the size and seating capacity of each of Dell’s offices which have to be refactored on account of social distancing guidelines.

Another criteria in the return to site is also prioritisation to staff who need to be onsite for best results or who have challenges working from home.

Combined, this data-driven approach to management and employee empowerment enables Dell Technologies to create a highly capable, resilient workforce that is able to adapt and excel even amidst a global crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.  For more news on Dell Technologies, follow their page at www.delltechnologies.com

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