I think this is the first time I've worked from home for a prolonged period of time, without having serious medical issues. Since Tuesday, Yell have been remote working all employees that are able to, and that includes all of IT.
I'm quite lucky in a way...since the back issues last year I've upgraded and improved my home office a lot, so I have a good desk (large, motorised sit/stand), a good monitor (36" ultra-wide, which is basically double-screen ++) and (most importantly) a good office chair. I'm already seeing colleagues struggling to work hunched over a laptop on a kitchen table.
My team (Design and Architecture) are also trying to encourage video calls over simple voice ones...we have all the software (we are on Microsoft Teams, and even though it very much feels like a work-in-progress, it's a significant improvement on Skype in terms of audio and video quality, and most noticeably audio lag). I'm having a bit of fun here...as I'm on my own hardware, and I have a HD webcam, I'm using the remote-working as a chance to improve my video broadcasting skills. The chances are we'll be out of the office for some time, and a lot of my work is involved in workshops, speaking to people and basically sticking my nose into stuff. As a team we think it's important to not just become a faceless voice on the phone, but make sure we are still working human-to-human.
Firstly, I have OBS running. Using the VirtualCam plugin you can pipe the output of this into a Virtual Webcam source, which can be ingested by Teams/Skype (or anything else that uses a native webcam). This immediately gives you loats of lovely options around split-screening, Scene setting and multiple video sources, as well as some more practical options round colour and light balancing to improve the entire experience.
Next up I have Snap Camera. This ingests a webcam source, applies filters (basically all the SnapChat ones), and then outputs as another webcam source. For more formal meetings, this is mainly a way of cleaning up the image (using a sharpen filter normally), or for more casual meetings a bit of fun (for example, yesterday there was the topical conversation about toilet-roll stockpiling, and I was able to find a filter where I turned into a toilet roll...skillz).
Then we have a remote camera setup, allowing multiple angles. This is useful if people want (for example) to see your cat, and it's actually pretty easy if you have an old phone lying around. You can install IP Webcam onto it, and then start it up...this can then be added to OBS as a video source via Wifi. I've built a very simple stand out of Lego, so I can perch this somewhere and cut away to it via an OBS scene.
Next on the list is a green-screen, so allow better overlays on Presentations etc. OBS has native chromakeying functionality, so once I have the screen (arriving from Amazon in the next couple of days) that should be a simple implementation.