Ideas For Improving Hybrid Collaboration

Collaboration is no longer just about sitting together in an office, conference room, or huddle space with another coworker in order to work together. Instead, technology solutions now need to enable teams to collaborate remotely as well as in the office. The need to improve the digital resiliency of the workforce during and after the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically accelerated trends in digital workplace technology. From virtual meeting software, to enterprise chat platforms, to desktop-as-a-service, the pandemic rapidly elevated many digital workplace technologies from nice-to-have to must-have status. Improving collaboration in the digital workplace will be about creating a constant in-person like feel to all interactions. Sabry Tozin, LinkedIn VP of engineering, believes that "In 2021 we'll see more internal investment from companies trying to figure out a good way to continue building community in the virtual 'workplace.'" Further, LinkedIn VP of workplace Brett Hautop explains that "the most important challenge for every corporate culture in 2021 and beyond will be adopting workplace designs and innovations that bridge the gap between in-office and remote employee experiences." Collaboration has evolved to more than working with fellow employees, it means utilizing your organizations’ technology to be more efficient. As internal meetings, client interactions, new hire interviews and a variety of other business activities have gone virtual, the distance economy has given rise to a new generation of meeting solutions that attempt to mimic an in-person meeting more closely. Here are a few ways to do just that: