Metaverse Will Bring Hybrid Working To Life, Say Employees – The Times

Employees want their bosses to embrace the metaverse to make hybrid working more effective, a survey suggests.

The call for more immersive, virtual technologies to be used to bridge the gap between people working in offices and those remotely was backed by 52 per cent of the 2,000 people in the UK polled by the US technology company Owl Labs.

Nearly two thirds (65 per cent) of the respondents felt an “office metaverse” would boost flexibility, while just over a third believed it would help reduce bias in favour of those working regularly in the office.

Facebook rebranded as Meta in October with a keynote address from its founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook rebranded as Meta in October with a keynote address from its founder Mark Zuckerberg

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While the term has entered the mainstream with Facebook’s rebranding as Meta and the popularity of computer games such as Fortnite and Roblox and social worlds like Decentraland, there