What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is a team oriented software that promotes collaboration and communication. This is done through messaging platform with 20+ million users worldwide. Microsoft Teams includes task organization, file-sharing (cloud) and real-time collaboration on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It is ideal for both office-based staff and staff who work remotely.
Here are 3 ways on how the workplace can benefit from Microsoft Teams.
Here are some of the features that Microsoft Teams offers to help your staff work remotely:
1. Video chat and conference calling
Microsoft teams makes it easy to host and attend meetings. This is done through video chat or conference calling. You can also directly chat people through the messaging platform. During meetings, there are messaging options so people can ask questions without interrupting the speaker (You can do this by raising your hand). You can also screenshare if you choose to. This helps make meetings more impactful.
2. Instant messaging
The messaging system within Teams is a way for staff to communicate with directors, managers, and other team members throughout the day. Many businesses have been able to replace internal and external email completely with Teams messaging functions. For staff who are working remotely, this is a great feature, allowing them to get answers to questions quickly and stay connected to colleagues.
3. Screen sharing
Need to show a team member something? You can share your screen in a meeting with many participants – or share just between selected people on a call. When one person shares their screen, the other sees the same information in real-time, just as though they were across or sitting together.