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Microsoft revealed the latest truths about working from home. One is truly disturbing

Solving for the impossible? The headline wasn’t all that promising : “The Next Great Disruption Is Hybrid Work — Are We Ready?”

ZDNet examines the trends that will define the workplace over the next five years, and the technology that will help businesses adapt.

No, of course we’re not ready. We were never ready for the pandemic . We were never ready for mass working from home. We’re never ready.

This headline came from a company that itself wasn’t exactly ready for working from home, Microsoft . Right beneath its nostrils, a company called Zoom came along and stole hegemony over a means of communication that Microsoft might, itself, have already mastered.

Yet Microsoft has tried to catch up with its Teams and has clearly devoted much thought to our what-the-hell-is-happening world.

In July, Redmond analyzed what was going on inside its own (virtual) world and discovered some horrific facts . Sample: The share of IMs being sent increased by 52% between 6pm and midnight.More recently, though, the company wondered whether we’re ready for the hybrid thing and released a Work Trend Index , which tried to paint a more complete picture of the work-life COVID has wrought.Yes, there’s another great disruption coming […]

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