Hybrid meetings are meetings where some of the participants are joining from the office, and others are calling in remotely. Not to be confused with remote meetings—where everyone is calling in from a remote location—hybrid meetings include at least one group of people joining from a physical meeting room. When done correctly hybrid meetings foster effective communication, are easy to join, and allow all employees to join meetings no matter where they are. Efficient hybrid meetings are a cornerstone of any organization’s successful hybrid working strategy.
As the popularity of hybrid working grows, more employees are choosing to work at home part of the time. But in this new age of Zoom calls and home offices, many organizations are struggling to define a set of best practices and adapt to a new distributed workforce. This can make joining a meeting difficult, as the needs of all team members, in and out of the office, need to be accommodated. Effective hybrid meetings can provide all workers, including remote participants, with the opportunity to engage with their meetings, and collaborate, communicate, and brainstorm no matter where they’re located.
From lower costs to increased well-being, there are countless advantages to working from home. But that doesn’t mean the office doesn’t still have value. A healthy hybrid working model includes days spent both at home and in the office, resulting in a balance of structured focus time, and in-person collaboration. And with the right technology, you can work to capture the same non-verbal cues from remote workers that you would if they were in person. By promoting hybrid work and hybrid meetings, you signal to your employees that you value their independence and freedom to work how they want, where they want.
Whether it’s tools that don’t work, missed connections, or just a loss of productivity, inefficient meetings can often cost companies a lot of money. Instituting hybrid meetings is a great way to integrate cost-effective digital meetings, while still encouraging fluid conversation between in-person and remote attendees. By increasing their quality and decreasing the time that it takes to plan meetings, you can improve organizational communication and create a more seamless, cost-effective process.
With Mapiq Hybrid Meetings, you can easily add meeting rooms to your interactive map. Our Office 365 integration makes it so you can always find the perfect room for your team.
Effortlessly plan your workdays with real-time insights of meeting attendees. Always control your agenda, and see which colleagues are joining online or from the office, and schedule your rooms accordingly.
Meeting room technology can make or break your virtual meeting experience. With Mapiq Hybrid Meetings, you can always include meeting room equipment in the booking information.
Mapiq Desk Booking provides everything an office needs to stay organized and productive. With a range of features designed to increase easy collaboration and boost productivity, you’ll always have what you need for a great day at work.