How To Achieve a Functional Hybrid Office with a Few Software Tools

I worked from home, often a week at a time, to deal with my aging parents’ issues before leaving corporate life. I loved it. Was I less productive?

No, my manager never complained. Are you worried your employees will be less productive working from home? Research indicates you shouldn’t be.

Opinions abound on the hybrid model and when and how to bring employees back to the office. Here are some technologies to help your company make the best combination of work from home and in person.

Not sure how to figure out seating or conference rooms when employees come into the office? Don’t want to pay for more space than you need? Give hoteling software a whirl.

Are you worried about how to handle possible virus outbreaks in the office? Contact tracing software comes in many flavors. It’s easy to find the right flavor for your office.

Is your project management software working well, or do you have departments resisting adoption? This software isn’t new, but with some in the office and others working from home, it’s essential to keep the team moving that project forward.

Everyone’s getting a bit Zoomed out. Zoom may be dominant, but it’s not the only game in town. Ring Central offers live transcription, and Google Meet translates captions for those speaking in different languages.

No space for all-hands meetings or planning an event? Conferences and events moved into the virtual realm. These platforms make events, including all-hands meetings, a snap.

Author: Kris Keppeler, a writer who finds technology fascinating and loves humor. She writes for Crossing Genres on and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer who enjoys telling stories. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

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