Since the outbreak of covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns over the last 12 months, home working and remote meetings have become the norm for the majority of us, we've all had to get to grips with Zoom and Microsoft Teams by choosing the right lighting to the perfect meeting backdrop in our spare bedroom/dining room and in the worst examples, not using the toilet or forgetting to get dressed! . Unsurprisingly Teams has become fastest growing app in Microsoft’s history with millions of companies using it in the UK alone.
Here's 5 reasons why you should get in to the Teams spirit...
1. It’s more than just chat
You can use the chat window in Teams to have quick conversations with your colleagues. But there’s so much more to it. Need to share a file? Just attach it in the chat. Then simply call or video call your colleague to discuss the file straight from the window. Or schedule a meeting without leaving the chat. Chat’s integration with other Microsoft products like OneNote and Office means no more switching between apps throughout your conversation. It’s all right there in chat.
2. Before, during & after in Meetings
Getting everything ready for meetings can be a challenge. Meetings in Teams makes that experience so much easier. As soon as you create the meeting, you can start chatting with the participants about the agenda, share the files that you need them to review, and keep track of the meeting notes and to dos. You can even check who those unknown people are that have been invited.
Then after, the recording of the call is immediately available in the same tab, so if you missed the meeting, you don’t need to hunt for the recording. It’s right there, with the meeting notes and agreed actions.
3. Fewer emails
As conversations are now held in a structural way in your Teams, you no longer have all the email-upon-email response, often sent as a Reply All.
And if somebody needs to send you a file, or ask you a one-liner question? get on chat.
4. Improved collaboration and communication
With Office 365, you don’t need to switch apps when you need to collaborate on a document. You can create the Word, Excel or PowerPoint document in Teams, immediately share it with your colleagues and then amend within a blink of an eye.
No more sending out different versions through email and the resulting version confusion. You can add comments and to-dos, and chat with your colleagues to discuss the document right there.
5. Stay connected, anytime, anywhere
Staying connected is more important than ever when you are not all in the same office and members of your team might feel lonely or cut off. With Teams, you have immediate access to all your apps and documents. You can easily respond to chat and conversations, join meetings with one click and continue to collaborate. So even on the move with the mobile app, you are kept completely in the loop.
We can help
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Why not shop or call us today to get your team closer together.