The Hybrid Organisation in simplistic terms is about an evolutionary change in the way we do work, from being a place that we go to 9-5 every week day, to a verb, an activity, a set of tasks and organisational outcomes.

The concept was co-developed by Microsoft and cast of great thinkers and innovators including, Professor Michael Hulme, Philip Ross, Ken Wood, David Coplin, Graeme Leach, Charlotte Alldritt and Scott Dodds. You can find the original research and some great papers, podcasts and videos here at Microsoft’s Hybrid Organisation vision site.

This definition fits really well with our 21apps SharePoint Organisational Shift Model, which takes a fresh perspective on SharePoint projects, by not delivering a technology focussed project, but focussing organisation outcomes, change and business value with SharePoint or Office 365 as the enabler.

In the traditional workplace we are challenged across several fronts including reducing CO2, increased competition, rising infrastructure support costs, increases in physical building costs, longer commutes to the office/clients and a growing tension between “Baby Boomers” and generation “Y” and “Z”.

In recent studies, researchers have found that over 50% of desk space is unused, but we have all wrestled with the challenge of finding a spare room to collaborate or meet with colleagues and clients.

On average across the globe commuters spend 80 minutes each day travelling to and from work, in our experience that number is probably quite conservative. Just think about the money that could be saved and the increases in productivity and customer service if we could just think about the work place differently?

Read more in our white paper:

“Being Hybrid, A Case for Change”

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