The future of work
The hybrid workplace combines the best of in-office and remote work environment by permitting employees to work both at home and in the office. Right from the start of the pandemic, many organizations indicated their need to adopt hybrid workplace. Several organizations are investing in hybrid workplace while technology vendors have started building hybrid solutions. The most noteworthy in this is Microsoft for its innovation and issuing guidelines and insights on managing hybrid workforce. Microsoft Teams has emerged as the hybrid teams’ central destination for ensuring productivity, collaboration, and permitting integration with social media.
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You will continue to have the same controls as before the availability of the integration. This will make the experience available in more places for your members. Users will be able to see LinkedIn profiles of their colleagues in the 1:1 chat as a separate tab in the chat and not in the contact card. Initially, this will be limited to contacts within the tenant, but as the contact card updates are released, this will be available for all contacts within and outside the tenant.
This requires your tenant to have the admin setting for LinkedIn integration turned on, which will be enabled by default. If the person you are chatting to has a LinkedIn profile associated with the email/UPN, their public photo and other details will now be available as a tab in the 1:1 conversation, else it will do a search by name (like Outlook), and then display their public photo and other details .
LinkedIn public profiles usually provide the simplified version of the person’s LinkedIn profile (name, where they work, job title, profile picture, bio, and recent posts). An individual can configure/customize his/her LinkedIn public profile that is to be displayed on public search engines.
The Way Forward
Despite the call to return to office in some capacity, the hybrid workplace is here to stay due to its flexibility and appeal to employees and employers. Its other key advantages include increased productivity and employee satisfaction, more opportunities for continuous learning, improved collaboration and work relationships, and better work life balance due to improved outcomes for employees’ mental health.