Microsoft has unveiled the details of its hybrid work policy that it is adopting as its employees slowly return to the office.
Instead of ditching the tools and resources that workers have become accustomed to throughout the pandemic, Microsoft is providing guidance into how its products can be useful even in a post-pandemic workplace.
“Hybrid work represents the biggest shift to how we work in our generation. And it will require a new operating model, spanning people, places, and processes,” Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, wrote on LinkedIn.
But how exactly is Microsoft changing its operations to better accommodate the future of the workplace?
For starters, the company is encouraging employees to take breaks throughout the day to avoid fatigue and burnout that is sometimes associated with remote working. Additionally, since there is an increased focus on wellness and wellbeing in the workplace, managers are being asked to make it a top priority when it comes to decision-making.
Conference rooms in the company’s offices will also be outfitted with Teams Rooms, allowing remote employees to attend meetings using audio and video tools. The company will also ensure that employees’ work devices will use cloud services to provide more flexibility in the workplace.
Along with this, Microsoft will use its Microsoft Defender for Endpoint security software to help keep work devices safe and secure when being used outside of their offices.