Home working? This is why you should use Microsoft Teams

With restrictions beginning to ease – many organisations such as Facebook are looking at whether staff will be able to continue working from home, or if there will be a return to the office.

If your staff will be continuing to work from home and you are looking to optimise the way you communicate and work within your team moving forward, consider Microsoft Teams and the benefits for a more connected and productive workflow:

1. It’s more than just chat

You can use the chat window in Teams to have quick conversations with your colleagues, share files and images and schedule meetings. 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 and after in Meetings

Create the meeting and start chatting with the participants about the agenda, share files 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.

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

Drowning in your emails becomes a thing of the past. 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? That’s what Chat’s for!

4. Improved collaboration and communication

Thanks to the integration 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 coworkers and then co-author 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 coworkers to discuss the document right there.

5. Stay connected, anytime, anywhere

While on the move, we need to stay connected, be reachable and have access to all your resources. With the Teams phone app, 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, you are kept completely in the loop.

If you would like to find out more about installing Microsoft Teams and the benefits for your organisation contact our Lithium Systems team today on 01259 727847 or contact us here.