Hybrid Working: Tools Make All the Difference - Improov

Hybrid work seems, at first glance, to be a combination of face-to-face and virtual work. But the reality proves that it is a 3rd way of working.

The Pitfalls of Hybrid Work

We often see in the hybrid world more benefits than in face-to-face or virtual worlds, but there are also more complexities. Such as:

  • Hybrid meetings require tools that work both in person and online. All cameras and microphones must be well positioned to capture each of the participants and their activities.
  • Professionals must choose their primary space where they will keep their best equipment: at home, or in the office? Or do they need to lug it around every day?
  • You have to decide who you want to meet in person and then try to coordinate agendas for these people. It is not always easy to decide whether to favor relationships within a group, or cross-relationships?
  • Sometimes the family’s schedule must be adjusted according to the days they will be working in person.


According to a 2019 Deloitte study, only 38% of employees surveyed were satisfied with the tools they had virtual access to. This percentage has certainly grown in recent years, and tools are evolving rapidly; And it often seems time-consuming to invest in skills to keep up to date with these changes.

Tools such as MS365, Google Workspace, Monday and many others continue to bring tremendous benefits. Many people use only a few of the softwares available, and only a fraction of the available features. Teams is the tool used to conduct meetings but there are other software available to support Teams. For example, to take notes during a hybrid meeting, software such as WHITEBOARD can effectively document brainstorming activities. In addition, Viva Insights allows you to detect bad work habits thanks to its targeted analysis.

Improov training courses specialize in resolving these issues with you.


The benefits of implementing hybrid work

The labour shortage is a constraint that will continue. One of the most effective ways to retain employees is to offer flexibility combined with opportunities to train and grow. In the long run, these offers can help counter pressure on wages. But it is important to support professionals and ensure that they do not lose efficiency. Improov is ready to help you.

*Source : 2019 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends