Technology Record - Issue 23: Winter 21/22

56 www. t e c h n o l o g y r e c o r d . c om Cloud and the hybrid workforce Five top tips for hybridising the workforce using Microsoft Teams and Cloud Video Interop F E ATUR E 1 The next stage of work will be hybrid The next iteration of the workplace will have a small portion of the workforce who’s going to be returning to the office. Perhaps you’ll have dedicated teams who are assigned to come in on specific days. Maybe you’ll have a one-week-on, oneweek-off type of policy, maybe you’re just going to bring in those workers that need to do more collaborative work. But there’s going to be firm guidelines in place in terms of who can come to the office and who should remain at home. The most important thing, maybe here at this stage, is giving employees a choice – making sure that those employees who want to come back Hybrid working has taken the world by storm since businesses were forced to embrace the at-home office when Covid-19 hit. In doing so, many have realised the benefits it delivers, and are adjusting their future operations to empower employees with the tools to work securely and productively while away from the office. While Microsoft Teams has become a key component of this, many organisations are still getting to grips with the technology and may require some guidance in ensuring employees are equipped to use the full capabilities of the collaboration platform. In line with this, here are five top tips on how to hybridise the workforce using Teams and Cloud Video Interop, taken from the webcast, “Using Microsoft Teams to transition your remote workforce”.