Workplace Collaboration Solutions: Microsoft Teams
Learn how Teams facilitates open communications and collaboration inside and out of the office
The most popular place to work isn’t in the office these days — it’s in the cloud. As a result, workplaces in Parsippany, NJ, and around the world are embracing cloud-delivered collaboration solutions that allow employees to work in the office, at home, in a coffee shop, or halfway around the world without missing a beat.
Microsoft Teams is an all-in-one communications and collaboration platform that keep team members connected and engaged no matter where they’re working from. Keep reading to learn why Teams is such a fantastic platform for your hybrid workplace.
Microsoft Teams is an all-in-one, cloud-delivered communication and collaboration platform. Employees can access Teams from any browser-enabled device — like a personal laptop, desktop computer, handheld tablet, or mobile phone — wherever they are. With Teams, employees working from home have access to all the same tools their in-office coworkers have.
Microsoft Teams allows hybrid workforces to stay connected in the following ways.
- Microsoft Teams makes it easy for you to collaborate with team members in real-time. Schedule meetings, training sessions, and webinars through the Teams app, start meetings with the touch of a button on your interface, and record video calls for future reference. Or turn a group chat into a spontaneous collaborative video call with one button press on the Teams app. Additionally, you can record brainstorming sessions and share content with every participant in the meeting.
- Chat with a single coworker or start a group message to communicate with multiple team members on projects and assignments. Teams’ instant messaging service makes distance communications easy — you can record voice messages, send pictures and documents, and format messages with text editing tools. If you’re engaging in casual talk with a coworker a few states away, use emojis, stickers, and GIFs to let your personality shine through.
- Use the cloud-based Microsoft Teams Phone to make and receive audio calls within the Teams app. Calling a coworker for a quick chat to collaborate on a project is a lot easier when you can do it from the same interface where you’re already working.
- Share, edit, and co-author files on the Teams interface using integrated apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You can also integrate all the apps you use daily for project management, communication, and productivity into Teams for easy access no matter where you’re working from.
Microsoft Teams isn’t just for individual employee use. Integrate Teams software with conference room hardware to enable collaborative and interactive audio and video conferencing across your hybrid workforce. Start and join meetings with one touch on a room controller and wirelessly share content for everyone to see. Teams Rooms integrate numerous features — like live captions with real-time text stream, a one-touch “Raise Hand” button to signal a question or comment, and digital whiteboarding — to ensure that meetings with remote and in-person participants run smoothly.
You can implement a Teams Rooms solution in every-sized meeting space in your organization to bring a standardized user experience to all employees.