How your team can increase productivity by effectively collaborating in its own way?
to 5 years ago
Over the past few years, there’s been a dramatic increase in the amount of collaboration. Employees are on 2x as many teams as 5 years ago. This marks a transition from personal productivity to group productivity.
The amount of time employees spend engaged in “collaborative” work – in meetings, on phone calls or answering emails – has increased by about 50%. Perhaps even more significantly, this kind of work now takes up 80% or more of employees’ time.
In addition to an increase in the amount of collaboration, there are other characteristics that are different about how we’re working together today. People on teams are a mix of employees and outside vendors. For example, already in the US, 40% of the workforce is contingent worker.
Teams have remote members, either remote from home, or because on the road or because located in different geography.
Internal & External Members
People outside the firewall need unfettered access
Need varied ways to connect across locations and time-zones
Different expectations, preferences, and tool demands
Changes in collaboration and the diversity in scenarios has driven an appetite for new tools to address new scenarios.
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For the first time, 4 generations are working alongside each other and have different expectations about the tools they use to communicate and collaborate.
When we peel back the covers and look at how organizations are working today, we see a myriad of tools in use. There’s the team of developers who is using team chat, the executives who use email and the HR team that helps the organization connect over enterprise social. Some will use only email while others will live primarily in chat. And if end users don’t find the IT approved option for their preferred tool, they’ll simply download the consumer grade version and that leads to a terrible user experience with multiple logins, difficulty sharing and no single view of content.
This poses a significant risk for organizations as shadow IT develops and there’s no way to uniformly manage a user’s access, ensure security or service compliance needs.
The reason multiple collaboration tools are in use is because every group is unique and has their own functional needs and workstyle.
Microsoft 365 meets the diverse needs of teams with an integrated solution that is secure. For each of those categories of teamwork, Microsoft 365 includes a purpose-built application.
teams can communicate in a familiar place, and can easily create modern distribution list with groups in Outlook.
Keeping content at the center of teamwork, making files, sites and all types of content easily shareable and accessible across teams
For people to connect across their company, sharing ideas on common topics of interes.
Enabling co-authoring in familiar apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoin.
The hub for teamwork where groups that actively engage and are working on core projects can connect and collaborat.
Get a holistic solution for teamwork to meet the unique needs of every group while securing your work environment.
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Connecting people to people, people to information and people to systems is critical at improving the quality of decisions and the speed at which those decisions are happening.
“Thru teamwork, we collaborate in a central workspace with a hub to familiar tools enabling seamlessly document co-authoring, sharing of work with others, collaborate with 3rd parties, work with business applications and easily connect with peers.”
“We work like a network without boundaries across the business leveraging the collective knowledge and expertise to inform our decisions and guide actions, enabling us to discover information based on people to re-use intellectual property to get work done.”
“We understand our business is changing and through the integration and connectedness of our IT systems combined with technology, we allow data insights to grow our business to new heights. We work smarter by automating existing workflows across the business and modernizing legacy applications.”
With a universal toolkit, you can expect three main benefits:
Each of these benefits align with the previously discussed collaboration practice scenarios of:
This scenario is about empowering groups of individuals whether it’s a project team or virtual team to help them collaborate more effectively which benefits not only the team, but the organization as a whole. This is made possible using Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams delivers on four core promises to create a digital workspace for high performing teams.
Messagerie & Calendrier
Security & Compliance
The real value of collaboration comes to life only when it’s integrated with the tools people use to communicate, create and collaborate such as Microsoft Office. This is the intelligent intranet. Spanning on-premises and Office 365, the intelligent intranet brings together productivity, broadcast reach, and the mission criticality of your most important business applications—accessible from with the hub for teamwor.
It’s a place where employees can communicate with each other openly and efficiently, where leadership can engage with employees, where people can discover communities that interest them, where our frontline workers can feel connected with the rest of the company – and most importantly where ideas and innovation thrive.
Mobile & intelligent intranets
Communications & community
Onboarding and scheduling
This leads to using these collaboration scenarios to enable employees to transform the way they do business. Starting with content, they need an easy way to manage the vast amounts of content that is created on a daily basis but also a simple method to discover the content that promotes it’s re-use throughout the organization. Using the Office Graph, Delve and SharePoint, employees are able to discover the content that is relevant to them and immediately consume it.
With PowerApps and Flow, employees are empowered to create end-to-end workflows by extending their line of business applications and integrating those processes into Office 365 and, Dynamics 365, all without writing a single line of code. They can easily build custom apps with workflow automation using Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow to add functionality, automate manual processes and bring more efficiency to the business. These applications can then be pinned as a tab within Microsoft Teams, creating a single place to access the application and where teams can collaborate around the new business process – without ever leaving the application.
Enterprise content management
Connected business applications
Choose a phased approach to transformation
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