Microsoft Teams: This new mode makes your video meetings less exhausting and more productive

Together mode in Microsoft Teams uses technology to improve the video meeting experience in ways that don’t manipulate people.

Between Trainspotting-style adverts encouraging people back into the office and the news that Google won’t bring staff back into the office before July 2021, it’s hard to be sure what the future of work will look like. But for the foreseeable future, it’s certain to include a lot more video meetings.

The new Together mode that Microsoft added to Teams this summer is an attempt to make those video meetings less tiring and more productive, using some simple tricks that factor in the way the human brain works (and some things it’s not good at) and the way we react to other people.

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