Poly Says Hybrid Working is the New Collaboration Imperative
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT), a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, today issued a new report that highlights a granular shift in focus from "place" to "purpose" of work as businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis, redesign their operations and reinvent the way they work. Out of city co-working spaces, ergonomic at-home work setups and virtual water cooler moments – the effects of this pandemic will epitomize a new age of hybrid working.
Drawing on experts in the future of work, workspace design and psychology, the Poly report, Hybrid Working: Creating the "next normal" in work practices, spaces and culture, sets out the path to the "next normal," where employees enjoy flexibility and choice, and businesses thrive through motivated, collaborative and productive teams.
Darrius Jones, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Poly, explains: "The unfortunate circumstances experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for businesses to challenge current thinking and shape a new future of work. The next normal is all about hybrid working moving to the mainstream as we respond, redesign and reinvent — flexible working across multiple locations, with immersive, productive workspaces that accommodate the workstyle of every employee."
Post-lockdown working practices
Tom Cheesewright, applied futurist and contributor to the Poly report, said: "Even before the pandemic, the nature of work was changing because the nature of business is changing. Today, few can claim that the technology s a barrier to changing practices, but the lockdown has highlighted the need for investment into the cultural and behavioral components of flexible work. The future is a flexible working environment that caters to the needs of all employees, giving them the most fulfilling work experience and in return allowing them to maximize the value they return to the organization."
Hybrid working spaces
Managing cultural change
The Poly report, Hybrid Working: Creating the "next normal" in work practices, spaces and culture, is available for download here.
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