COVID-19 has taught us a lot. From a business perspective, it has taught managers to collaborate with employees and work remotely when they had not even thought of it in their entire career! Nevertheless, the lessons learned are for good. Here is a compilation of Top 5 trends changing the post-COVID-19 workplace environment.
- Increased remote working:
You never know when you’d have to make the shift to a remote working policy again. So it is better to be prepared for the rainy days.
- Design for resilience:
The post-COVID workplace requires designs that are sustainable. Whether it is application programs, designing structures, or networks, resilience is now is of foremost importance.
- The decrease in Organization complexity:
A complex organization structure can’t be handled easily. A decrease in complexity must be targeted in the post COVID environment.
- Communication in the Cloud:
With a stable communication system in the cloud, the business Phone can still be operational, thereby keeping the workforce and customers connected in tough times.
- A feature-rich Workplace:
Collaboration and remote connections are the building blocks of a modern workplace.
With the wide-spread pandemic COVID-19 all over the news, healthcare providers are figuring out ways to find a cure to the disease. Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp. and Microsoft Corp. announced that they will utilize their partnership together to work towards an advanced solution that caters for population-wide adaptive immune responses. This is done to promote the treatment and prevention of the disease and on-going research on the biology of the virus.
In a virtual clinic, managed by Covance, immune response data is generated by collecting de-identified blood samples from people diagnosed with COVID-19 via LabCorp-enabled mobile phlebotomy service. Both the companies are seeking additional participation from other research labs and groups to further enhance the research and carry out studies on an extended data set.
Ultimately, the solution to COVID-19 problems is not likely to come from one person or group. Several labs and research groups powered by companies like Microsoft have to work together to find the solution to COVID-19 testing needs.
To facilitate first-line workers, Microsoft has been eager in introducing new Microsoft 365 plans. With the advent of COVID-19 pandemic, Firstline workers have been facilitated from various ends in order to pave their way through any hurdles while at work.
The New Microsoft 365 plan for Frontline workers, called Microsoft 365 F1, was rolled out on the First of April 2020. The following products are included in this plan:
- Microsoft Teams
- Enterprise Security + Management
The plan costs $4 per user for a month. This plan brings forward secure and integrated experience for Firstline Workers making them collaborate better. With a Single Sign-On and Multi-Factor Authentication, the Firstline Workers are kept secure with the collaborative solutions effectively.
The Microsoft 365 F3 updated plan for first-line workers
Microsoft 365 F3 is also an updated version of the previously mentioned F1 plan. With this plan, the workers can get additional capabilities of Forms, Power Automate/Power Apps, and take advantage of Windows 10 E3 with only $10 per month per user.