PARIS, May 12 (Benin News/EP) –
HP’s President for Southern Europe, Helena Herrero, said that ” the future of work will be hybrid and affordable for all,” highlighting the “essential” role that technology will play in facilitating this transition. “The actions that business leaders take now will determine, in the months and years to come, whether their employees progress in the work of tomorrow,” he said.
Nearly 60% of corporate employees worldwide still work partially or completely from home. In this context, many companies need to equip and train their employees “so that they can work, be productive and create spaces to develop creativity”, adds Ms. Herrero, stressing the importance of continuing to promote teamwork. within organizations.
Indeed, other studies, such as the one presented recently by the consulting firm Capgemini, show that nearly half of employees in Spain (48%) say they feel disconnected from their organization and their colleagues.pointing to remote and hybrid working as the cause.
“It tells us that to stay competitive and create a resilient workforce in the modern marketplace, there is a need to. generate inclusive engagementwhich is reflected in all of the organization’s tools, processes and hybrid work solutions. This is the only way to ensure that all employees are heard, feel connected and are ready to succeed,” adds a post signed by the council.
Technological needs have evolved and R&D departments are already thinking about developing products and solutions to help overcome the technological challenges posed by hybrid working. In this regard, HP has unveiled its new HP Presence video conferencing solution, a portfolio of collaboration and conferencing systems that bring everyone into the room, ensuring they can be heard across the automatic adjustment of volume levels..
The company has detected that “too often”, in hybrid meetings, people joining online can be overshadowed by people in the same room of the office“. “By adjusting the volume of remote participants, their contributions to the discussion are heard, which encourages more people to participate. It’s these types of issues – and the most inclusive solutions – that we need to consider as our hybrid ways of working continue to evolve,” Herrero adds.
HP is looking to “support collaboration and communication” by boosting employee creativity, after finding that nearly two-thirds of workers see collaborating with colleagues as a virtual barrier to remote work.
“If necessary, we must be ready to to rethink organizational structures and teams, and make the most of new technologies and cloud applications that can bring new levels of agility and real-time communication for hybrid working. For example, having someone responsible for helping lead online meetings, paying attention to chat comments, and inviting people who have “raised their hands” to speak can go a long way toward to create a more inclusive environment”, cites the example of the president of HP for the region of Southern Europe.