6 ways you’re getting teamwork wrong

All it takes to put together a winning team is finding the most talented people possible, assigning them to the same project, telling them the requirements and deadline, and then letting them run wild…right? Not so, says Sharon Florentine–in fact, far from it. In her article for CIO magazine entitled “6 ways you’re getting teamwork wrong,” Ms. Florentine draws a clear distinction between assumption and reality when it comes to teamwork, outlining what it really takes to assemble a truly superb group for getting the job done. Check out the full article before you put together your next mission-critical team.

Spend a day in the life with financial pro Adira

Adira is a senior project manager at a bank who works seamlessly between her laptop at the office and her tablet at home, relying on Microsoft Teams, OneNote within Teams, and Power BI dashboards to collaborate and share with team members. View this infographic to follow Adira through a typical day and to see how Teams enables her to get through her day productively and efficiently.

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Microsoft Teams delivers healthy, real-time global collaboration for Heart Research Institute (HRI) in Australia

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading cause of death, a statistic that Australia-based Heart Research Institute (HRI) is working diligently to change. Dedicated to saving lives and minimizing the impact of heart-related illnesses on patients globally, HRI is involved with over 150 international research projects each year which require frequent collaboration with other researchers from around the world–a necessity often hampered in the past by the institute’s outdated, unsecure, and largely underused collaboration tools. All that changed when Microsoft partner Dimension Data deployed Microsoft 365 across HRI, with Teams at the heart of the organization’s communications. With Microsoft 365 and Teams, HRI can now compare results, share data, and collaborate on documents in real time with researchers in different countries and hemispheres, representing a critical first step for HRI toward realizing the promise of the modern workplace. Watch and share this short video to learn how Microsoft 365 and Teams are enabling cutting-edge communication for a cutting-edge research facility.

Day in the life – IT project manager

Join Jamal, IT project manager, as he navigates his day with the help of Microsoft Teams. With the mobile app, he joins the daily stand up meeting and reviews the daily activity feed. He reviews status and trends in the dashboard and tasks by owner in the planner. With the cloud-based meeting app. he can review past meetings and he tracks finances in another tab. Check out how Microsoft Teams makes his planning so much smoother with a secure location that brings together everything teams needs to be productive.

5 Ways to Inspire Creativity and Innovation in Your Employees

Scott Duffy, entrepreneur and author of the book “Breakthrough,” let us in on how to foster creative teamwork by breaking your staff out of the office mindset. In this Entrepreneur Magazine article, he shares tips to help you build experimentation in your team and create comfort around risk. Read on to learn how to foster inspiration and innovation!

A day in the life – Marketing

Meet Pam, a marketer who’s planning an event while running the rest of her marketing operation. She can check her activity feed at home before leaving for work to see the priorities for the day. She can join a status meeting remotely using Microsoft Teams and using OneDrive-lined documents she can share documents, co-edit files in PowerPoint, Excel and access outside apps like Adobe Creative Cloud, Hootsuite and much more. Take a look and explore how Microsoft Teams can bring together everything a team needs to be productive!

Staffordshire University are using Microsoft Office 365 to personalize their students learning

Staffordshire University is using Microsoft Office 365 to personalise the learning of students as part of its vision to become the leading digital university. With a global network of 20,000 students, digital is pivotal to achieving its aims. Students of today expect their university experience to reflect a flexible, personalised, and accessible learning model. Microsoft Teams acts as a one-stop shop, providing access to coursework, teaching, class OneNotes and team chats, enabling better collaboration amongst students and academics, whether they are in a physical or virtual learning environment. Watch the exclusive video to discover how Staffordshire University met its digital challenges by migrating to Microsoft Office 365 and Teams.

Creating World-Class Collaboration In A Global Team

Teams in today’s modern workplace are often multi-office or even multi-continent affairs. As a result, team cohesion can challenge the best managers. In this Forbes article, “Creating world-class collaboration in a global team,” learn how Kim DeLine, the COO for Elevate K-12, engages a distributed workforce in her role at the leading live streaming company in the education field. With Microsoft Teams, you can connect across geographical and organization boundaries, run status updates and team building with remote workers via a cloud-based meeting solution, and foster a culture of knowledge sharing. See how important it is to explain the “why” with a multi-cultural office and encourage an understanding of purpose during times of change.

A day in the life – sales with Microsoft Teams

April, a sales rep, is looking to grow her company’s Midwest customer base. See how she starts her day finding a lead in Microsoft Teams and then uses Dynamics and Power BI to dig out connections that turn that lead into an opportunity. By 5pm she now has a new resource to amp up more sales opportunities in the region. Check out this infographic to see what deal building looks like with Microsoft Teams!