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Accelerate the hybrid work culture with Office 365

Accelerate the hybrid work culture with Office 365

Organizations are adapting to the new ways of working brought about by the pandemic. The work environment, parameters, and success metrics have been altered and realigned to meet the changing needs of the workforce. With employees working in different working environments, fostering culture, performance, and innovation is challenging.

Although many employees have returned to their offices full-time, there is still a significant number of active remote workers. The concept of hybrid working, born out of necessity, is now essential for organizations to strike a balance to reduce attrition and regain equilibrium in the work environment. As a result, organizations are investing in new technologies, rethinking their policies, and creating a more flexible and inclusive work culture.

A study by BGA showed that the productivity level has been marginally above 75% for remote working[1] as pitted against physical offices.

The progression of a new work arrangement

Teams are more likely to make progress, as employees are more functional in a hybrid space where the driving force is giving independence to work autonomously. More businesses and employers are actively adopting it, raising the need for a data monitoring and management solution to fit the demands of a hybrid workplace system.

The hybrid culture ensures that employees are connected, whether they are scattered or together. Beyond enabling work to happen in different locations, companies best enable a thriving workforce by designing resources into the role and experience of every worker. Environment solely binds the teams, boosts culture between virtual and physical teams, and Office 365 helps with it.

The Future of Work

Office 365 is a comprehensive cloud-based solution that offers an array of service offerings designed to meet the evolving needs of modern-day organizations. A resounding 64-66% of hybrid and remote employees report a positive impact of organizational culture on their job, compared to only 52% of on-site employees.[2] The key to a sustainable workplace is to create an inclusive ecosystem that evolves the culture and is driven by the pace of technology.

Organizations need an end-to-end solution that caters to the following needs.

  • Flexible structure - Independent working, agile organizational structure, supportive and nurturing leadership, and digital interconnectivity to boost collaboration between teams is impactful in creating a productive mindset.
  • Progressive thinking - Teams on independent metrics were seen to perform 50% better.[3] Diverting resources where the team is, embeds a purpose into the culture and communicates a sense of responsibility for teams to drive purposeful impact.
  • Connectivity - Employees and teams are more likely to perform, stay productive and stay with their company, which boosts collaboration and gets directional help from managers even from high-turnover industries. Connected teams recorded a 30% improvement [4] in performance by avoiding catching up with other workers and ending up doing more work in less time, as it's easier to get distracted in an office.

Building the Future with Zones and O365

Zones has deep expertise in enabling clients by providing an O365-managed solution to build an operational model and lead culture transformation. Zones can help identify, articulate, and enable capabilities to set your organization up for success. Leaders must now recognize a new model that can change the trajectory and shape the future that centers on people.

An inclusive organizational strategy prioritizes digital tools to enhance collaboration, connectivity, and growth. Achieve hybrid success by leveraging the full potential of Office 365 and Zones' technology, offering a wide range of solutions, including:

  • Scalability: Enabling organizations to seamlessly accommodate growth and changing needs without any disruptions.
  • Minimal downtime: With a guaranteed uptime of 99.9%, ensuring that communication channels are always open and accessible.
  • Robust security features: complete data encryption and threat protection, designed to keep sensitive information secure and end-to-end data privacy.
  • Boost productivity: The integration of O365 managed services and other Microsoft products, such as SharePoint and OneDrive, makes it easier for teams to collaborate and share information.
  • Customized Configuration: Tailor your platform configuration to meet your organization's specific needs and preferences, ensuring optimal performance and productivity.
  • Tool Administration: Optimize the performance of your O365 environment through advanced analytics and performance monitoring, ensuring a seamless user experience.
  • User Onboarding: Simplify the user onboarding process by providing comprehensive training and support for new users to maximize adoption and usage. Gain instant access to tech support documentation.
  • Proactive Maintenance: Conduct proactive maintenance to prevent issues and ensure your O365 environment is always up-to-date and optimized.
  • License/Subscription-based model: Zones and Office 365 offers a cost-effective option compared to purchasing and maintaining on-premises email servers, consultation subscription, and access to usage analytics.

Utilizing O365-managed services in a hybrid environment not only streamlines communication and productivity but also fosters a more inclusive, engaged, and agile workforce. By embracing Zones’ robust suite of tools and features, organizations can unlock their full potential, empowering employees to achieve better results, drive innovation, and ultimately shape the future of work. Embrace O365 Managed services and propel your hybrid workplace towards success.

A reported 68% of business leaders are evaluating their company work structure to feed the new age of hybrid work.[5] Don’t fall behind; get ahead of the curve and learn how our managed services can impact and elevate your business.

Get in touch with our team to see a full-scale implementation of O365 managed services.

Reference: Set up your infrastructure for hybrid work with Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Learn

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