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Manage teams and groups with Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is a powerful tool for today’s diverse, flexible workplace. If you haven’t already discovered its collaboration enhancing powers, you really should give it a try!

The whole Office 365 suite of products has been developed to help businesses save money and boost productivity, so what have you got to lose? So why not take a look at this month’s guide to learn more!

Office 365 – the power of teamwork!

As Steve Jobs once said, “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”

He was right. All good managers understand the importance of finding a group of individuals who aren’t just skilled and motivated, but who work well together too.

Teamwork has been a core component of staff training courses and management programs since the term “Professional Development” was first coined back in 1857. Since then it’s been the subject of countless training videos, staff away days and flipchart brainstorming sessions.

It’s human nature to want to share ideas and work together. Some of the best-loved movies, from The Wizard of Oz to Top Gun, have revelled in the importance of finding great buddies who can help us achieve mutual goals. We’re a social species who have depended on co-operation and task sharing ever since we invented the first tools and learnt how to make fire.

The trouble is, as humans have evolved, we’ve become more isolated in the process. Our current reliance on mobile devices means we can work, shop and communicate without ever having to leave the house.

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The modern team doesn’t have to be based in the same office – or even the same country. Flexible working is now an expectation rather than a perk, and 77% of workers say they actually get more done when they’re out of the office.

This new, digital way of life is brilliant in lots of ways, but with so many people working remotely it can be a challenge to keep track of who’s doing what.

Enter Microsoft Teams, a chat and collaboration platform that’s part of the wildly popular Office 365 suite (120 million subscribers and counting).

Teams were created to embrace all the wonderful things about the digital revolution and make it easier than ever for groups of people to collaborate on tasks. It integrates seamlessly with other Microsoft services and comes free with an Office 365 subscription package, so there’s no need to worry about additional costs.

It’s full of features that appeal to millennials who have grown up with social networking and smart technology, along with plenty of sensible tools to help the rest of us keep up.

Plus, it’s totally free to existing Office 365 customers, and even if you’re not there yet, expect to be pleasantly surprised about how much moving to the cloud will save you. To find out more please feel free to give us a call on 020 72 41 22 55 or fill out our contact form and we’ll quickly get back to you.