It's no secret that the working environment has changed drastically over the past few years. We've gone from working in offices to working remotely. While some companies are returning to the office, many are adopting a hybrid working model, with employees working from the office and home.
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The pandemic has completely upended most people's working routines, and chances are good that their working tools have had to change to adapt to the new reality. As a manager, how can you maximize productivity with your current business tools while adapting to the changing working environment? Continue reading and find your answer in this blog!
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How to Enhance Productivity with your Collaboration Tools
After more than two years since the outbreak, we are living in the 'post-pandemic' or 'with Corona' era, and working tools and environments have adapted to hybrid work. Now is the time to evaluate the working tools from a productivity perspective since collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Zoom need to be used more efficiently in a post-Pandemic working environment. Let's review your technology tools with the following questions and see how we can use our tools more effectively.
Evaluate your collaboration tools from a productive perspective
- ✨ Do your productivity tools make you more efficient and/or effective?
- ✨ Is your organization maximizing your productivity tools to their fullest potential (beyond meetings and chat)?
- ✨ Does your organization integrate your existing productivity tools with Zoom or Microsoft Teams?
- ✨ Is collaboration taking place in a rich and integrative capacity in your organization?
- ✨ Can your team easily find and access shared files and documents and work collaboratively in real-time?
How to use collaboration tools effectively with enhanced productivity
If you're looking for ways to enhance your collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Zoom and use them for more than just chats and meetings, here are a few ideas to get you started:
📁 File and document sharing: Make sure everyone has access to the same files and documents by using a shared repository or cloud storage service.
🎛️ Integrations: Connect your collaboration tools with other apps and services to streamline workflows and get more done.
🎤 Calling: Add voice and video calling capabilities to your collaboration tools to make working together even easier.
🏢 Channels: Create dedicated channels for different projects or teams, so everyone can stay up to date on what's going on.
🗺️ Real-time collaboration: Use real-time collaboration features to work on documents and projects together in real-time.
🕹️ Automation: Use automation to streamline repetitive tasks and save time.
By implementing even just a few of these ideas, you can take your collaboration tools to the next level and make working together more efficient and effective. And if you're not sure where to start, ProServeIT can help you as a trusted Modern Workplace expert and support your journey to enhanced collaboration tools.
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Edited by: Hyun-Jin Im and Betty Quon