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MemberSeptember 13, 2021 at 8:22 am
The features announced by Google and Microsoft align with the emerging requirements for hybrid workplaces, said Raúl Castañón, senior analyst at 451 Research, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence.
The displacement of the traditional office environment means companies need new tools to address the constraints imposed by physical distance and different time zones, he said. The top challenges for improving workforce productivity post-COVID-19 include adjusting to remote/hybrid work practices (25%) and low staff morale (21%), according to 451 Research’s VotE WPC Work Execution Goals & Challenges 2021 study.
“A key factor will be improving the user experience for everyone – particularly for remote participants,” said Castañón.
The demands of users mean some advanced meeting features and devices have moved “from ‘nice to have’ to ‘must have,’” he said. “These features work together to improve the user experience, levelling the playing field for on-site and remote participants, helping them connect and engage.”
MemberSeptember 13, 2021 at 5:07 pm
Well constraints and hurdles will remain, no matter what steps these software companies take. Nothing can make remote working equally efficient to FTF office hours.