With so many changes to the workplace in the past two years, it seems that the workplace has finally stabilized.

After so many businesses made the switch to remote or hybrid work, it is now far more likely that hybrid permanence will be adopted throughout many organizations. This means that most workplace meetings will be hybrid meetings with a mix of in-person and remote workers in attendance.

The stats are already proving hybrid permanence is in motion. One survey claims that over 80% of employees now have at least one meeting a week that includes remote employees.

This means that it’s now time to implement connective, collaborative hybrid work tools that will make hybrid meetings more effective and efficient.

However, many businesses are still unprepared for this new norm. Hybrid permanence comes with its own set of challenges, and if businesses are wanting to stay ahead of the game, then changes will need to be done.

Read on to learn more!

A Hybrid Meeting for Every Meeting

When preparing for hybrid permanence, it’s a good idea to think of every meeting as a potential hybrid event.

All of your meeting spaces, no matter the size, should be equipped with hybrid meeting equipment like cameras, monitors, audio, and more. In order for hybrid meetings to be successful, employees and meeting spaces must be equipped with the right tools to get things done.

It’s also a good idea to have some kind of metric that lets you know how often the hybrid meeting spaces are being used so you can optimize them for your employees.

It’s okay if hybrid technology varies from room to room, but the hybrid meeting experience should be consistent across the board. Your employees shouldn’t have to learn new interfaces as they move between rooms.

Remote workers will have a completely different experience than those who choose to work in the office. Although they won’t have a huddle space in their homes, they will still need the right hardware and software to make sure that they can see and hear everyone in the meeting. Will they also have the means to share and receive important business information? Will they be able to stay connected with their coworkers and keep up with work demands on time? All of these things need to be considered while your business prepares for hybrid permanence.

Every Meeting Should Be Considered High-Value

If an employee is pitching an idea to a major client, it’s common for conference rooms to be used for such events. They had all the necessary technology to be used for PowerPoints, spreadsheets, and more, but they are still lacking the means for connectivity.

When meeting spaces are connected, each one is outfitted with the potential to make high-value impacts like landing that big deal with a big client. Collaborative spaces need to be outfitted to support the right environment because your employees need to succeed in their work. Otherwise, the business will slowly begin to fail.

Companies that don’t invest in hybrid technology will begin to see strange behavior forced upon their employees. Employees that decide to work at the office will end up making their way back to their personal office space so they can jump on a meeting, ruining the whole purpose of returning to the office for those important human interactions.

Even if you disagree, the trends are showing that hybrid work is here to stay. The difference between your business sinking or swimming in these next few years could all be dependent on if you invested in the right kind of hybrid technology and tools.

If you are interested in upgrading your meeting spaces or investing in hybrid technology, get in contact with an Ultimate Technologies Group representative today to learn more!

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