Preparing for the Hybrid Workplace
There is much talk about the future of work and references to the new office using the term “hybrid workplace”, or “hybrid office”.
Microsoft touts “flexible work is here to stay”, and promotes advancements with their Teams platform to support “new meeting experiences for the hybrid workplace“.1
Cisco spends plenty of airtime addressing the “rise of the hybrid workplace” and in typical fashion backs up its position with researched data points and real world evidence. At the time of the publication, the stats are showing 77% of large firms will be increasing work flexibility, and 98% of the workforce will see remote participants in their future meetings.2
HBR‘s March 2021 issue features an article on Designing for the Hybrid Workplace, and discusses the advent of the office as a “culture space”, certainly in a re-imagined and vital way compared to how the office was viewed in the past where task based activities would predominate. Technology would compliment the human interactions and support productive structured and unstructured collaboration.
Nearly a decade ago Deloitte addressed Yahoo’s decision to revert back from a remote work program when Marissa Mayer made that much-debated decision. Deloitte put forward the opinion that a “hybrid model”, coupling both campus and virtual work environments can offer the best of all outcomes. A situation that the global business community finds itself thrust into in a way that is although unique to each company, inevitably requires a decision around strategy and action applied in the very near term.3
The team at CCOMM can be an essential partner in putting those hybrid workplace strategies in to action – in particular around workspace reservation management, collaborative technology design and standards, meeting space integration and optimization for hybrid teams, and a host of other communication, support and analytic tools to ensure your plan is working as well as your organization is.
Visit our Hybrid Workplace page for additional information and to get the ball rolling on your transition.