The COVID-19 pandemic has seen workplaces forced to drastically change their stance on remote working and the formal 9am-5pm work schedule. Businesses have had no choice but to make working remotely a viable and successful option for staff.
Microsoft's new Teams "Together Mode" is working to help decrease "remote meeting fatigue" and a "focus status" to let your team know when you are setting time aside to focus on work.
While the physical "office" will never truly disappear from view, it is predicted that a more fluid mix of remote vs in-office staff will quickly become the norm for most businesses. Microsoft is working with industry leaders to help manage and support their remote staff while still fostering a sense of unity and collaboration with both remote and in-office team members.
For more information, please go to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/07/08/future-work-good-challenging-unknown/