Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) has revealed its second annual Work Trend Index report, “Great Expectations: Making Hybrid Work Work.” The company also reported new features along Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, Surface Hub and Microsoft Viva to enable hybrid work and address employee expectations for the workplace. The last two years have changed how people define the role of work in their lives. Organizations may struggle to meet employees’ new expectations while balancing business outcomes in an unpredictable economy. “There’s no erasing the lived experience and lasting impact of the past two years, as flexibility and well-being have become non-negotiables for employees,” said Jared Spataro, corporate vice president, Modern Work, Microsoft. “By embracing and adapting to these new expectations, organizations can set their people and their business up for long-term success.”
53% of employees are more likely to prioritize health and well being over work than before the pandemic. 52% of Generation Z and millennials may consider changing employers in the year ahead. 50% of leaders plan to have their companies return to full time in person work in the year ahead as 54% of managers have reported leadership at their companies is out of touch with employee expectations. 74% of managers report that they don’t have the influence or resources to drive change in their teams.
Microsoft is utilized the new AI-powered Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Smart Camera as it uses automatic framing technology to dynamically adjust your teams video feed to provide remote team members with a dynamic view of in-room interactions. Microsoft introduces a new offering in Microsoft Teams Phone called Operator Connect Mobile in partnership with some of the largest telecom operators.