Hybrid Working

This time a couple of years ago, how many businesses were seriously considering downsizing

their offices? How many business leaders truly believed that a work-from-home model

(WFH) could be appropriate for their organisation? In fact, how many individual employees

within the workforce thought it could be a sustainable way of them working?

Probably most of us would guess at low percentages as answers to each of those questions,

and yet here we are. WFH is commonplace. Productivity hasn’t fallen through the floor.

Business and employees have adjusted and embraced the possibilities afforded by WFH.

As we slowly open up from severe lockdowns and approach our new normal where most of

us are vaccinated and we live with covid in the community, is now the appropriate time to

reconsider our ongoing office requirements?

Hybrid Working

Hybrid Working perfectly describes the ongoing reality of having some office-based

employees, while others work remotely. Communication is key to managing that

successfully and videoconferencing is a valuable tool for keeping physically disconnected

individuals, logically, effectively and productively connected.


Accepting Hybrid Working as the way forward, means downsizing office space changes from

being merely possible, to being highly desirable – why commit resources to unproductive,

unoccupied space? A reduced headcount requires less workstations, less comfort facilities

and less capital committed to maintaining property. Reducing the size of the office is just

the start. Most importantly, remaining space must be re-imagined and configured for

optimal communication between a physically separated workforce. Videoconferencing is

made for this situation.


Maximising the effectiveness of videoconferencing strongly suggests that any modern

workplace must consider having a dedicated space – like a traditional boardroom or large

meeting room – with appropriate high-quality audio-visual equipment and communication

software installed. A space where those working onsite can communicate effectively and

securely with those working remotely.

Audio-Visual Setup

The IT Agency recommends Microsoft Teams as your choice of high-quality communications

software, accompanied by a range of hardware designed to work with this system.

Hardware you’ll need to consider, includes – speakerphones, display monitors, microphones,

web cameras, headsets and soundbars. Logitech and Microsoft each produce technically

excellent examples of this hardware, but you’re by no means restricted in your options.

Our experts have relationships with many of the top manufacturers and can impartially

advise you in selecting the optimal equipment for your budget and requirements. We can

then source the chosen hardware and software, at the best prices, on your behalf.

Finally, we’ll be glad to come onsite at your workplace to setup and test the complete audio-

visual system to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Ready to talk?

We are! Call us on (02) 8317 4730 for expert advice on how to optimise your

communication and videoconferencing capabilities in the age of Hybrid Working.