Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) devised a new approach to improve the efficiency of employees both at home and in the office in a post-pandemic situation.
It is understood that utilizing the same tools that are used during the pandemic is expensive. The company came out with a hybrid mechanism to utilize the workforce while ensuring safety and improve efficiency.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, said hybrid work is different compared to work in a company. It requires a new operating model, places, spanning workforce, and processes. Microsoft also shared its adjustments in a hybrid work note explaining how it could improve work without incurring huge expenses and stress.
Several companies and organizations are eager for advice to resume operations in the post-pandemic era because any misstep could result in substantial financial setbacks and disturb the work routine.
Recommendations to improve work efficiency
Taking breaks in between the meetings
Attending video calls with no break could put enormous stress on the employees. After brainstorming with its teams, Microsoft suggested including changes in its ‘office 365 software’, including calendar application and outlook. It adds breaks for employees after or before the meeting for a certain period.
Think about the wellness of employees
Managers need to prioritize employees’ wellness and then improve productivity rather than focusing on short-term targets.
Install equipment in smaller rooms to deliver high-quality calls
Microsoft will consider installing devices and software to deliver high-quality video and audio in a small room for working remotely. The large rooms at its office premises will be equipped with Teams software.
Manage the devices and systems remotely
Microsoft would utilize the cloud software to manage employees’ PCs, phones, and tablets. It offers more flexibility than managing everything from the data center-based management software.
Installs cybersecurity software
Those working at home need to test their home internet networks to ensure security. Microsoft implements its Defender security software to ensure security if any employee accesses corporate tools using a smartphone.
Work from anywhere
Several employees relocated during the COVID-19 pandemic. It means the company could utilize the best employees even for leadership roles from a different location than the office premises. Microsoft looks to hire people in Atlanta, Virginia, Reston, and Houston.