Al Zubair Group, leading Microsoft gold partner along with the Microsoft EMEA team, created the Hybrid Work Lab experience which ties in everything from audio, visual, and furniture to create a wholesome experience using top technologies from around the world.
Hybrid Work Lab is spread over 1000+ sq ft and is smartly divided into sections showcasing different meeting scenarios in the hybrid work experience and giving a real and visual sense of how the experience is going to be.
The Hybrid Work Model: The Future of Work?
Hybrid work is a versatile work model that allows for a mix of in-office, remote, and on-the-go employees. It allows employees to work wherever and however they are most productive.
Hybrid work isn’t just about location. It’s also about people, culture, safety, security and unlocking new opportunities. To make hybrid work a reality, companies need technology that’s adaptable and flexible for any role, working style, device, and geography. You need solutions that bring the best of remote work and in-person work together so everyone has an equal voice.
What factors are driving hybrid work?
Hybrid work emerged as a viable work arrangement during the COVID-19 pandemic when businesses transitioned to remote work and used virtual collaboration tools to remain productive. While some organizations had hybrid and remote workers before the pandemic, those working arrangements accelerated overnight as most of the workforce went from in-person meetings to kitchen table virtual collaboration.
Now, after realizing the benefits and challenges of remote work, organizations are adopting hybrid work models to extend greater flexibility to employees while maintaining the in-person interactions that are crucial for the company community and culture.
Numerous surveys and research reveal the factors driving hybrid work:
Remote work has largely proven successful: A majority of executives have seen notable improvements in individual productivity, and diversity and inclusion, according to McKinsey.
Employees are demanding greater flexibility: 57% would consider leaving their company if they had to return to the office full-time, according to Dimensional Research.
Businesses see an opportunity to reduce travel and real estate costs: 74% of CEOs from large organizations expect to reduce their office space, according to Fortune.
Sustainability is top of mind: Daily global CO2 emissions decreased by 19% during the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly half of which resulted from reduced ground transportation, according to research by Nature. Reduced commutes and business travel from hybrid work coupled with a reduction in office space heating and electricity will help promote a more sustainable future. These changes can assist the 60% of Fortune 500 companies with sustainability targets achieve their goals.
What is the hybrid work lab?
Hybrid Work Lab is an exclusive thought-provoking programme: we don't lecture, we don't teach, instead we work together to design a winning game plan that will allow your organisation to improve its hybrid work culture and inspire others to follow the path.
The past two years have made a lasting impression on work and life; there is no denying the long-term impact. Professionals are becoming more flexible at work and working from anywhere is becoming more commonplace, which leads to a shift in the traditional notion of being present in the workplace. Employees value flexibility and well-being, and these new but growing expectations create an opportunity for every organization to reimagine hybrid work environments. Giving people the right tools and the environment to do their best work is not only in their best interest—but critical for the organization's growth & survival. It is now evident that "hybrid" has a firm place in the modern workspace.
Microsoft research shows that long-established norms and tenets of working have been debunked. While our ways of working have been redefined and rethought, our technology and setups also have to. As one of the Microsoft Work Trend Index 2022 Report states — Hybrid work is already up seven points year-over-year (to 38%), and 53% of people are likely to consider transitioning to a hybrid model in the year ahead. While another leading brand, POLY, research specific to the UAE region states, shows that while more than half (54%) of UAE organizations are fully prepared for hybrid working (as opposed to 48% globally), only 34% are ready in the short-term.
In the era of hybrid work, largely unwarranted anxiety about efficiency, or "productivity phobia," is sweeping global organisations, even as employees Hybrid work is already up seven points year-over-year (to 38%), and 53% of people are likely to consider transitioning to a hybrid model in the year ahead increasingly seek new horizons for a workplace that develops their abilities and supports a more social atmosphere. Studies carried out by Microsoft suggests that around 87% of employees have reported that they are productive at work, while 12% of leaders have full confidence that their team is productive.
“Companies globally are implementing hybrid work solutions, which has undoubtedly led to more demand for video-enabled meeting rooms. With this Hybrid Work Lab, Al Zubair showcases the art of the possible for all these scenarios. This will, in turn, inspire every employer and demonstrate how to equip their meeting rooms with the right solutions for every meeting scenario. Ultimately, it will ensure inclusivity, collaboration and productivity,” said Annbritt Steen Andersen, EMEA Director, Teams & Teams Devices, Microsoft.
Discover the brands that are Building a Hybrid Work Culture
Al Zubair Group, leading Microsoft gold partner along with the Microsoft EMEA team, created the Hybrid Work Lab experience which ties in everything from audio, visual, and furniture to create a wholesome experience using top technologies from around the world including Microsoft, Poly, Lenovo, Yealink, Neat, Epson, Jupiter, Sennheiser, Q-sys Epos Logitech— thus bringing collaborative and certified solutions under one roof. Hybrid Work Lab is spread over 1000+ sq ft and is smartly divided into sections showcasing different meeting scenarios in the hybrid work environment and giving a real and visual sense of how the experience is going to be.
The Hybrid Work Lab is something you shouldn't miss!
Get the Complete Demo Experience
Certified Teams Room devices from multiple leading Hardware Partners. Fully euipped to showcase all features from Whiteboarding, coordinated Join and much more
Many Solutions-one roof
The experience is end customer centric, we want to remove the complexity from the choices. Showcase multiple hybrid meeting experiences across common meeting environments
Expert Consultation and Study
Rely on our in house consultants, solution builders, partnered with top brands can match the solutions to the variety of personas & hybrid work use cases in your organization.
Customizable Hybrid Work Scenarios
You can jointly pre-plan the centre setup based on your business environment. Tailor make different meeting room spaces with flexible experience options
"The Benefits of Hybrid Work"
The shift to hybrid work brings considerable benefits to both employees, businesses, and the environment. It promises to deliver increased flexibility, productivity, and job satisfaction for employees. For the business, it improves the bottom line and expands the talent pool. And the reduction in travel and office spaces leads to a more sustainable future.
Recent research conducted by Dimensional Research reveals:
99% of knowledge workers see the benefits of working from home, including increased flexibility, no commute, and having more time to spend with friends and family
95% of knowledge workers want to return to the office for activities such as team building, collaboration, and connection to peers
53% of large organizations plan to reduce their office footprint, which reduces costs
“One day, everyone around the world stopped using all of our conference rooms,” says Matt Hempey, a principal program manager responsible for meeting room standards with Microsoft
The Key benefits of Hybrid work lab are:
With Hybrid Work lab you can find out how to customize your meeting place
2. Easy online booking
If you are concerned about your meeting place, you can book a demo online and make your meeting place work for you.
3. Fully equipped
You will find out how you can meet your video conferencing needs with today's new technologies.
4. Digital branding
You can understand various video and audio devices, Brands and their features with the help of Hybrid work lab
5. Take advice from experts
You can consult experts about your meeting room and its essentials
"Today employees are defining hybrid work, they are supportive of organizations which offer more flexibility to work and support them with the right technologic tools. So, organizations need to gear up for Hybrid Work to stay competitive, so building the right hybrid work environment and transforming the organization is just the beginning. while investing in technology, making decisions is not easy and that is where the Hybrid Work Lab comes in, and removes the complexity by offering highly recommended and reliable choices and a place to experience it. We are glad to have launched one of the first in Dubai" said Jose Thadayus, MD, Al Zubair Group.
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