From Remote Work to Hybrid Work

Written By Laura Kyle

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The new generation of work is Hybrid. Hybrid work is a flexible model where employees work partly in a physical workplace and partially remotely, like in their home. Many believed the pandemic disrupted everyone’s working life. But in reality, there was a majority already working remotely. 

A term that is relatively new and gaining serious attention is hybrid work. Many employers can’t wait to get back to work in person, but their employees haven’t yet embraced jumping back into their old routine. The truth is, they want flexibility. 

What offers flexibility, accountability, and keeps both employees and employers happy? A hybrid option! 

A hybrid work model allows employees to work from home part-time and go to the office one to four days a week. The agreement may mean some essential employees must work on-site while others work remotely. Generally, if their position allows it, all employees are given the freedom and flexibility to choose where they work.

However, hybrid work goes beyond location. Depending on the position, time zones, and other factors, employees may choose their own hours entirely. Soon you will find many organizations’ policies to be: “You can work from anywhere; it doesn’t matter, as long as you’re being productive.

To achieve this level of freedom and flexibility, your employees must have the proper solutions to work from anywhere and stay productive. Solutions such as: 

Video Conferencing

Navigating the pandemic would not have been possible without video conferencing. Video conferencing allows users to meet with multiple people simultaneously while offering video, audio, screen sharing, recording, and group chats. While working in the office, employees can meet in person, virtually, or both. Video conferencing is a great way to stay connected even when not physically present.  


It is not ideal for employees to lug their clunky desk phones around when working remotely. Softphones are software-based phone systems that use the internet to make phone calls. They connect with your UC desktop application, which offers additional features like chat, fax, and meeting. The beauty of softphones is users can carry small, sleek headsets that connect directly to their laptops.  (We recommend the Poly VOYAGER 6200 UC 😏

Mobile Unified Communications Application

To really work remotely and ditch the laptop and utilize a mobile unified communications application. Users can plan phone calls, control their time and define availability using the presence panel functionality. Proper mobile UC applications will integrate smoothly with their desktop counterparts. Ensuring conversations, call history, and presence sync in real-time. 

Just when you thought the days of work from home would never end, the long office days are ending too. Employees want a hybrid model as it gives them the autonomy they’ve been seeking over their schedule and workflow. Allow your employees to work when and where they want, and you will see results in all aspects. 

Is your company outfitted with the latest technology to ensure your employees can work in a hybrid model? Check out the Bicom Systems website to see the unified communications solutions that will ensure your employees stay connected wherever they are. 

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