It’s no secret that effective communication is the key to getting the job done. Many businesses operate asynchronously with teams spanning different locations, time zones, or just working on different schedules. The ability to manage workflows effectively and communicate quickly and succinctly without disrupting another’s workflow or unnecessarily wasting time is a vital component of every business’ success.
Microsoft Office 365’s Collaboration Tools offers a one-stop-shop for troubleshooting these workflow needs.
Microsoft Outlook is the most widely used business email and information management application in the country. Email is the main function of Outlook, but it has a few other outstanding features, as well. Using the calendar, you can organize meetings and schedule tasks. You can also manage contacts and build to-do lists. This application is a powerhouse when it comes to organizing your business life.
Skype for Business
Skype for Business offers video conferencing where attendees can share their screens and whiteboard their ideas in a virtual setting. With one click, you can join a meeting from any device. You can choose to have a meeting immediately or schedule one for a later time using Outlook.
OneDrive is an accessible, secure place to store files in the cloud, so your team can access them anywhere. You can even access your files without being online, so you never have to worry about missed work opportunities. Additionally, you can easily share files and folders with other coworkers.
Sharepoint makes OneDrive even better! It makes organization and project management among teams very efficient. It is basically an intranet-style content management system that allows multiple individuals and teams to work on documents at the same time. You can also set up calendars that sync with Outlook and instant messages during document editing.
Yammer is an instant messenger that can be used for quick and easy conversation and collaboration. You can create groups so that everyone involved in a particular project is clued into important conversations. You can also attach relevant images and files, search conversations, take a poll, or make a quick announcement.
All of these applications integrate well with each other and have many more features and benefits than we mentioned here. The best part is that with Microsoft Office 365, you can avoid using multiple logins and random tools to get work done. It truly is a one-stop-shop that can have a huge impact on your organization’s productivity.
Feel free to get in touch with us to find out how you can take your team’s communication and collaboration to the next level.