Even before this time of course, a colorful bouquet of digital tools existed, virtually unimagined possibilities regarding the workplace of the future. COVID has only accelerated this rapidly. And not every company had the capacity, focus or required expertise to adapt to this shift at the same speed. Some interesting data on this: In the fall of 2020, Microsoft 365 users worldwide spent more than 500 million hours in a single day on Teams - communicating, collaborating and co-creating content. The number of active Teams users rose in parallel to 115 million users - daily.
Working from a home office has become the new standard and yet many challenges are still not solved, be it homeschooling, closed daycare centers or non-existent retreats when more than one person has to organize. If the technology fails and makes collaboration impossible, the stress factor moves into unimagined spheres.
However, hybrid work is the future. People want more flexibility and a work model that gives them the freedom to work when and where they want. But there are still some challenges to overcome on the way there.