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Maintaining Productivity With A Remote Workforce

Maintaining Productivity With A Remote Workforce

More than likely, you’ve seen the impact high-performing teams can have in business. What is the ‘secret sauce‘ that enables some teams to flourish and others to flounder?

That certainly can be a tricky question to answer. One thing is for certain, with an increase in work-from-home mandates and organization’s desires to ensure productivity throughout their team – business leaders need to do their best to ensure they have an environment that fosters creativity, allows for the sharing of ideas instantly and easily across geographies and generations while staying in sync with colleagues. In a world where collaboration is how innovative work gets done, teams need work spaces and tools they’re comfortable using. It’s up to business leaders to make it easy for them to get both.

The very nature of teams is evolving rapidly. There has never been a workforce with a more varied spectrum of workstyles, with more working millennials than ever, remote working commonplace, and productivity tools that reach far beyond email and phones. Teams are spread across time zones and composed of people inside and outside traditional IT barriers, such as firewalls.

As a business leader, you need to make sure your organization provides collaboration tools that suit different personalities, skillsets, and needs. Because what works for one person or team may not work for another. You also need to accommodate the diverse workstyles of the multiple generations now in the workforce. Millennials have been using chat and social media their whole lives and want the same engaging, real-time experiences at work. Other generations favor the traditional voice, email, and document-based apps. All tools need to interoperate seamlessly because everyone expects the fluid digital experiences they’re used to from their day-to-day lives as consumers.

But extending modern collaboration to meet these many requirements only succeeds if your platform can successfully unify people into high-performing teams, regardless of their needs and preferences. Right now that’s a problem, as 75 percent of American workers say their employers don’t give them access to the latest technology to do their job efficiently.

So, what is the right technology solution for modern collaboration and teamwork? It must be flexible enough to meet all your teams’ communication needs, become a single hub for teamwork, be customizable, and stay secure.

microsoft teams

Microsoft Teams—the hub of teamwork within Office 365—can help your employees work together seamlessly. Teams is built for teamwork, and for fostering a new level of creativity and collaboration within your business.

Such a hub is possible. With scalability, app integration capabilities, ease of use, and automation at the forefront of the tools you use, you can create higher-performing teams that collaborate more effectively with their colleagues every day.

The Microsoft 365 expert consultants at Oakwood can help your team continue to thrive in this challenging time by ensuring access to modern collaboration tools found in Microsoft Teams. Contact us today!

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