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Introducing Webex's Hybrid Work Outcomes!

eschlach
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

What would you do if another hour was added to your day? With Webex's built-in #HybridWork solutions, cut down on unnecessary calls and spend time getting the important things done.

Whether it's through asynchronous messaging, taking calls from home or the office, or by recording a video to be watched later, maximize your workday potential.

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Webex doesn't want you to spend more time in meetings. Use solutions like Miro and Slido to work productively in calls so that you get your day back.

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To see how others have found success with Webex, check out our blog.

How do you maximize efficiency in your #HybridWork day? Share below!

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PiyushC
Beginner
Beginner

Webex helped me to learn technology , integrations and hybrid model. Webex is very powerful in itself which take care of all the need of customer 

kristinhansen
Beginner
Beginner

Webex has helped me progress in my career from anywhere I have internet access.

kyhanson
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Starting a new job without having full access to an office and with team members all across the US would have been impossible without Webex. I could stay in touch with those I'd already met while getting to meet others in a face-to-face environment, all without leaving my home office. It's worked wonderfully and helped get me started in a great way.

VHorvath
Beginner
Beginner

Love it. Webex helped me to stay connected with colleagues and supported remote work even during the pandemic. 

#niceandeasy

Curt Vurpillat
Beginner
Beginner

With WebEx, everything is all in one place!  Intuitive interface, mobile first, video-friendly.  I probably will go back to the office on occasion, but I don't really have to...and I love it.  #HybridWork

lsummer
Beginner
Beginner

Webex's hybrid workflow has made it easy for me and our team to seamlessly transition between office and remote work. 

chrgutie
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

What would you do if you had another hour added to your day?

As a Customer Success Manager with customers in multiple time-zones, the “Spaces” functionality allows me to communicate, share help article link(s), feature and functionality tips, files, and gives a place for the customer to have access to the entire account team in real time. This is beneficial to help minimize the amount of meeting’s needed for items that we can share via the Space. Spaces are continuous with capturing information, but new team members will still have ability to see all previous information and communication when they are added to the space.

Webex Spaces are not only for work. I know of some of my peers who share ideas about cooking recipes, vacation pictures, weekend adventures, and so much more. It is a great way to stay in contact with co-workers who may have moved across the country or around the world.

Pinkesh Patel
Beginner
Beginner

Webex has supported our Hybrid Working scenario for over 5 years now and allows colleagues from all over the world to collaborate regardless of being in the office, remote or in any one of our video conference meeting rooms.

Our usage has increased significantly over the past 3 years as the pandemic drove employees to work from home or remote locations. Coming back in to the office has been seamless and the Webex experience has provided consistency.

We are in the midst of deploying Webex App to simplify the end user experience and reduce down our number of collaboration applications.

carowrig
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

What would I do if another hour were added to my day?!  Don't you just love when that happens - when an hour-long meeting gets canceled or rescheduled, and you get that time back.  As mundane as it sounds, I often use that "extra" time to do something for ME - like actually eat lunch away from my desk, or go for a walk to get a break from looking at a screen. 

It's such a great feeling that I've started making the meetings that I schedule shorter, usually booking meetings for 25 mins or for 50 if such a long meeting is necessary.  I'm also working on providing information pre-meeting in a Webex space such as the agenda and any items that need to be reviewed prior to the meeting, so we can jump right in and get to work during the meeting.  Using the SharePoint integration with Webex lets me post documents for co-creation and collaboration, which also cuts down on time in the meeting as everyone can work on it together before, during, and after the meeting.

And always, if the point of the meeting is just for me to get information out - I'll record a Vidcast and post it instead of having a meeting, giving the folks I work with that time back for the things that are important for them.

Check out our learning offerings at https://golearn.webex.com!

armurray
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Adding a video to a space for others to watch asynchronously is really cool. It's a small change (from written text to a video) but it makes a big difference and adds more personal touch to messages. I've been using it lately and my contacts love it.

lahamill
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

@eschlach Great question! Re: What would you do if you had another hour added to your day?

Let's say that hour was added to my work day--I would work swimmingly because I only work with Webex! I know an extra hour does not mean I'm confined to an office and strapped to a chair. With Webex, I'm more comfortable now than ever working through life. Coffee shops, the lake, a friend's office, the soccer field, in-between appointments, etc.; Webex has everything I need to manage work in our Hybrid world. 

I work with Webex! Please reach out if you're looking to "get started" with Webex so I can show you around some of my favorite #HYBRIDWORK features and must-use!

RedNectar
Advisor
Advisor

Hi all,

I'm probably not the first to discover this, but here's a tip I thought I could share that fit with the  #HybridWork day tag.

I work across several devices, like most I expect. Phone, iPad, home PC, Work PC (now a remote desktop of course) and at times I even need to use a different login ID.  

Sharing content between these devices and logins can sometimes be a real hassle, so I simply created a Webex Space called (for those old enough to get the joke) MySpace.  The only members of MySpace are me, me, and me - with different logins. If I need to share a URL from my PC to my phone, I paste it in MySpace. If I need to share a file from my WorkPC to home, I drop it in MySpace.

Sure, there are file sharing apps and other means - I still know people who email themselves things - but the simplicity of having this little share spot for your own use is something I've come to love and use daily.

RedNectar aka Chris Welsh.
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Love this #ProTip and I have been personally using it myself for a few months.  The first one I heard about this from was the one and only Chris Pardini who shared this tip on LinkedIn awhile back.  2003 MySpace flashback!

Great idea!  Thanks for sharing.

Yes! @RedNectar one of my FAVORITE Webex messaging use cases is being able to start a space with myself. Check out a quick tutorial (by me) and learn how I use MySpaces (wink)! Thank you for sharing your love of Webex with the Community.

https://app.vidcast.io/share/287b9ced-6fe2-492c-af77-0701cb256493

OK, probably one of the best ideas that I've heard all year.  So simple, yet so much better than any of the hacks that I've come up with on my own.  Thanks!

yhung
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

As part of a global and traveling team, I love the custom status feature where I can proactively advise my current work timezone. Also have been making a lot of use to provide updates through short videos in vidcast.

Clare Davis, Webex SME
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

#HYBRIDWORKROCKS #ILOVEWEBEX

With Webex, anything I do in an "office", work, teach, meet, rinse and repeat, can be done anywhere!  I've been a remote worker for many years now.  I always start my day with the mobile Webex App.  (I do make coffee first) I check my calendar, my messages, then going on the day.  It doesn't matter where I am at, I can always access "work". 

I love the custom status - and I love that I can use emojis in it!  Even better, being I am the queen of "forgetting to update my custom status" I can decide how long my custom status should show.  I am sure I am not the only one that has had "Out to Lunch" on their status for 12 days 4 hours and 37 minutes???

 



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krcowhey
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

I can totally relate to your experience and attribute 100% of my success as a mom, wife and employee to hybrid work. 

Transitioning back to my home office is a breeze after returning from carpool line and staying productive while in the car, at the soccer field or in the waiting room at a doctors office is a cinch... hopefully that last one doesn't happen too frequently!

Work/life balance is definitely attainable and I've found it to be super simple with Webex!

jonameye
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Thanks for these, @eschlach! The #HybridWork continues to be an on-going process of figuring out what works, how to make our lives easier and more productive, and staying safe in the practices we have built to make Cisco and Webex more fun.

The biggest additions like Slido and Miro allow for a more utility-focused approach, allowing more options to get work done, engage in ways that make life at work easier, and continue that balance that we so definitely need. 

Erin Breitsprecher
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Thanks for these tips, @eschlach! When I first switched from a role in a hybrid organization (3 days in the office, 2 at home) to fully remote, I was feeling a little intimidated and worried that I wouldn't be able to form strong connections with my coworkers. However, within my first week, I learned that messaging in Webex can be so powerful - whether I want to say a quick 'hello!' or to get some feedback to finish up a project. I rarely need to hold meetings these days and instead, I can complete my work much more efficiently through messaging or Vidcast. And when I do need to meet, having the apps & integrations within Webex meetings helps keeps us productive, but better yet, the meetings are fun!

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