The hybrid work guide
Whether you're enjoying the camaraderie of the office, crushing your goals from home, or doing a bit of both, the shift to hybrid work requires a new skill set.
That's why we've put together this guide to making hybrid work work.
Learn how mmhmm hybrid video can help you improve communication and connection in our changing work world.
What is hybrid work?
Hybrid work isn’t just when people work part-time from home and part-time from the office. It can mean any number of work modes where colleagues don’t always work in the same physical space. The pandemic introduced many knowledge workers to the freedom of hybrid work, and much of the workforce has embraced its flexibility. We explore the places where remote work, in-office work, and multiple-location work meet in the modern workplace, and how best to approach its new challenges.
Welcome to the hybrid shift
Hybrid work is the new normal. This is our guide to how to make hybrid work work for you.
Challenges and solutions in hybrid work
On-site work wasn’t perfect, but hybrid work presents its own new challenges. From helping people in different locations feel included in the conversation, to overseeing work without actually seeing it happen, to providing the right opportunities for remote workers to gather together, the issues that hybrid work can bring require thoughtful solutions. We’ve researched best practices in hybrid work to find solutions worth trying.
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Quiz: What's your meeting persona?
Make the most of your time spent in meetings. Discover your meeting personality type and learn how to harness your natural communication style so you can win at work meetings.
Hybrid video best practices: When to record or go live
Help your team have more productive conversations with less stress with hybrid video, combining recorded updates and live sessions.
Why “owning the screen” is the new “owning the room”
Being a more persuasive speaker over video requires a different set of skills than presenting in person. Here are tips for upleveling your video presence.
Hybrid work tools
Technology has enabled people to work with global, distributed teams. And some archaic tools (ahem, excessive meetings) should be left behind in the pre-hybrid work era. We believe the best tools for hybrid work reimagine what work could look like while enabling employees to be more productive while living their best lives. We’ve gathered some of our favorite tools for empowering hybrid teams here.
How to own the screen in group presentations
Why you might want to co-present, when to present with a partner, and how to do it successfully on video.
Try these professional backgrounds for your next Zoom, Meet, or other video call
Choose from hundreds of free backgrounds to match your tone, goal, and the season in mmhmm.
How to remove your background on video
Control what your audience sees (and doesn't see) behind you with or without a green screen.
How to light your work videos when using a green screen
Use a key light, a back light, and a fill light to make your green screen look great on any work video.
Create insanely engaging webinars with mmhmm
Get out of the postage stamp box and put yourself over your presentation to engage your webinar attendees.
How to use mmhmm to land your next job
Stand out in a competitive job market with video that showcases your skills and personality.
Managing hybrid work
Managing a team you don’t always see can be challenging, but we believe that trust and good communication is the key to building productive hybrid teams. As a fully-remote company ourselves, we’ve researched and implemented best practices for managing high-performing hybrid teams, helping everyone to feel included, informed, autonomous, and impactful.
Want better meetings? Prime your attendees.
Here's how to prepare your colleagues, clients, or audience ahead of time so you can waste less time in your meetings.
The first rule of hybrid meetings: make the conference room off-limits
You maybe running your hybrid meetings wrong. Here's the one change you should make to hybrid meetings to help everyone feel included.
How to replace your meeting with an mmhmm recording
Our rule: if only one person is talking during a meeting, you can replace it with a recording everyone can watch on their own time.