3 ways Microsoft Teams is changing the way we collaborate

3 years ago | by Chris O'Brien

3 ways Microsoft Teams is changing the way we collaborate

Many businesses we’ve been chatting with are facing the perfect storm of ageing technology and growing collaboration needs.

Decision-makers, internal I.T. resources, managers and owners are under the pump to find a solution that is cost effective, secure, scalable as their needs grow and the ability for mobility as more staff are work remotely.

We’ve been guiding businesses through this storm to show how digital transformation is possible with the right collaboration suite that allows staff and managers to communicate, share ideas, securely transfer files and meet, all through a single platform.

We want to show you that Teams by Microsoft Office 365 (part of Office365) will be the solution to all your communication and collaboration blocks and then some! Here’s 3 ways it’s changing the way we do business.

  1. Communication is key!
    The age old saying “communication is key”, really carries weight! Your staff and team love to interact and often don’t have the right means to do so effectively. With teams you can get your staff and departments together and on the same page hassle free with group chat. You can create teams or groups for departments and add staff to each channel or you can have more private messaging with direct message right within the chat window.
  2. File Collaboration.
    There’s not too many tools that give you the power to open and work on your files in the one place across multiple teams. With Teams you can collaborate/work on files with built-in Office 365 applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint. This fabulous feature ensures that all ideas, changes, and important updates are incorporated in the one place, and gives everyone in the team chat the opportunity to review documents and approve them on the fly. But of course, if you or someone in the business needs additional time, you can simply download the file, make edits & comments, then upload it right back to the chat. This way, all of your conversations about a particular file is in one location.
  3. Meeting Scheduler.
    For anyone who needs to schedule meetings, chats, calls, and in-person meetings, Teams will be your new best friend! We all know the pain of organising to get your team together but with the meetings tab in teams, you have access to every staff members calendar all in the one place, making scheduling and organising a breeze. The meeting scheduler also makes it easy to plan follow up meetings and discussions within your team.

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