This flexible way of working means that employees can work from wherever and whenever they want in the world to communicate, consume, and produce information. However, this could lead to a decline in productivity as employees may start to feel isolated from their peers and teams due to lack of physical presence.
Including real time video communication in your collaboration strategy is essential. It can help to prevent this decline as regular seamless and natural video contact benefits employees and decreases the feeling of isolation. Using real time video can increase morale and develop a sense of teamwork, trust and engagement with your remote colleagues.
Some people may not be comfortable in using video, so to help drive its adoption here are several simple tips:
Microsoft Teams combines real time video meetings, voice, persistent workplace chat, file storage (including co-authoring and collaboration), and application integration. The Teams client is available for desktop on Windows or MacOS, mobile on iOS or Android and a web client using webRTC allows simple, secure access to knowledge and people from anywhere.
Its quick and easy to configure and it’s a part of your existing Office 365 subscription. To get started on Teams, we recommend you create two or three Teams and channels for a select group of early adopters. By rolling out Teams on a small scale, you will learn the benefits and capabilities of Teams and gain valuable insights before deploying and adopting Teams across your whole organisation.