The longevity of working from home during a global pandemic is proving to be quite strenuous on consumer's physical and mental wellbeing, but a number of new Microsoft Teams features are attempting to address the latter problem.
For one, the platform is bringing back the daily commute—well, in a modified sense. This feature will help consumers facilitate better work- and home-life transitions by creating the boundaries that physical commutes once provided. On the Microsoft blog, scheduling a “commute” for the beginning of a workday is described as "setting aside time to prepare for work, whether it’s going for a walk or planning tasks with a cup of coffee." For the end-of-the-day, on the other hand, users can customize prompts to reflect emotionally, celebrate their daily accomplishments, and even meditate with Headspace. The wellness company is a partner in this project.
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