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The Best Microsoft Technology for Virtual Water Cooler Moments

Casual interactions are a natural way for humans to connect, especially in an office environment. Whether it’s grabbing a coffee in the kitchen first thing, or throwing around concepts over the office water cooler, some of the most creative, profitable business ideas have come from these interactions.

What is Microsoft Viva Engage and does it replace Yammer?

Microsoft Viva Engage is part of the Microsoft Viva employee experience platform and was launched on 19 July 2022 at Microsoft Inspire.

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How to run a green home office and reduce your carbon footprint

ClearPeople Operations Director Barry Wakelin published these tips on our company intranet for saving money and energy when working from home – and reducing your home office carbon footprint into the bargain. We thought they were good enough to share.

As you know, ClearPeople is a completely virtual company. We all work from home, which provides us with work/life balance and reduces our carbon footprint by removing the need to travel to an office every day.

These are fantastic benefits, but it also means that we are now individually responsible for our environmental impact - we are now in charge of reducing our carbon footprint in and outside of working hours; we’re now Chief Procurement Office and Energy Efficiency Monitor.

Our carbon footprint as a business has been dispersed to individual homes. And with the cost of energy being one of the biggest contributors to rapidly rising inflation in the UK, and our impact on the planet in stark focus, now's a good time to review our personal behaviour, consider energy choices and find ways to save money and benefit the planet.

The role of Microsoft Teams within Project Management

Collaboration and communication across the organisation is essential for project management teams.

Effective onboarding practices for hybrid working

There’s a great deal of debate about the best ways for companies to operate in an increasingly competitive environment. The hybrid working model, which embraces both ‘face-time’ and remote work arrangements, or a combination, is one option that’s gained traction with many organizations. This post outlines how you can ensure your organization's hybrid working model’s success by following eight easy steps during onboarding.   

How to make hybrid working successful

Hybrid working is no longer wishful thinking, a trend or a prophecy: hybrid working is happening and companies have to find ways to make it work for them and their people.

The most common hybrid workplace challenges

One outcome of the pandemic has been the focus on hybrid working and how to make it work. Hybrid and remote working has become the norm while organisations are still adapting to the technology and culture that can fully support it.

Agile and remote working principles create a winning formula for hybrid working practices

We have noticed that our clients who have successfully transitioned to remote working have a common trait: an agile mindset. 

Hybrid working strategy at a team level

In my last blog, I looked at Hybrid Working and the key questions any organisation should be addressing in developing an effective Hybrid Working Strategy (HWS). 

Hybrid working strategy at a company level

A great Hybrid Working Strategy (HWS) will be unique to a business and so, to help you get it right for your business, I thought I’d share some of the key questions.