Resilience is the art of bouncing back. But now, it’s time to start leaping forward and be prepared for the next chapter. Or be READY for the next chapter. Or what comes next. Or even what might be coming. Readiness asks us to anticipate and reimagine our new world and be intentional about how to shape it. Focusing first on the human factor and the health and safety of employees, this workshop will examine what counties should consider when they start the complex task of returning virtual employees to the workplace and creating the workplace of the future.