You may have noticed your work from home routine makes your usual in-office activities more difficult. We take a look at how Microsoft Teams can help you develop a sense of “in-office” out of the office.
As our workplace continues to evolve, perhaps for the long term, many are struggling to navigate the “new normal” of remote working.
Whether it’s managing the people or culture side or using new technologies to complete one’s day-to-day outside of an in-person office environment, the challenges seem big—but you can overcome these with remote working tools like Microsoft Teams.
During two recent webinars, Veenus Maximiuk, Phil Swettenham, and I presented “Day in the Life of Mary.” Mary is a remote worker who uses Microsoft Teams to complete her tasks, collaborate with her teammates and stay engaged with her colleagues and friends.
As you review Mary’s story below, notice how she incorporates Teams into her daily routine, and watch for ways she uses Teams to replace—or even improve—traditional, in-person office interactions.
Mary + Microsoft Teams: A Lifelong Partnership
Did you spot any transactions in Mary’s day that made you think, “Oh, so that’s how I could do that remotely?” Microsoft Teams is the perfect partner because it helps Mary accomplish the same things she used to do in an office from wherever she is, even her favorite coffee shop’s drive-thru.
Below is a more detailed list of everyday things you might have done in a traditional office setting until just a few weeks ago, and how you can accomplish them by making friends with Microsoft Teams yourself.
As you can see, Teams is about more than enabling teamwork and staying engaged and connected during your stay-at-home order. The key is to accept that virtually anything you can do in your brick-and-mortar office building has a virtual—and in some cases, better—analog in the remote world. Team members can improve productivity, add to the bottom line and strengthen their relationships with each other. When implemented well, technologies such as Microsoft Teams can help employees grow personally while building trust across their team and keeping the trains on track.