Even before COVID-19 hit, many businesses were moving to digital communication platforms, online collaboration tools, and cloud storage solutions.
Here are some top tips and tricks that are handy for ramping up productivity in your business year-round, but are especially useful when working from home or away from the office.
Make It Easy with Microsoft Office 365, Teams & Sharepoint
When it comes to remote work, easy access to company applications like email, document folders, and contacts for both employees and clients is critical. So, how do you make it easy?
The more complicated a system is, the more people will complain, decreasing productivity.
That’s where Microsoft Office 365 comes in. Most of our clients are on 365, and that’s simply because it allows most of them to keep everything the same:
- Use the same systems and licences
- Keep everything in one place
- Use what you already know
- But, leverage tools to make remote work more efficient!
Communicate via Teams to save Time
Communication is time-consuming – phoning and emailing people to find out their availability is inefficient – so use the Teams application to speed up contact and reduce internal emails and phone time.
Teams also comes as a mobile application and allows you to host audio, video, and web meetings with employees and customers alike, and integrates seamlessly with Outlook.
The chat functionality allows you to set up smart channels like general chat, break time, and whereabouts to help you manage conversation and information flows within your business.
Share And Collaborate
Microsoft 365 allows you to put your business documents in the cloud and share them securely, both internally and externally, inviting team members and customers to join a team or collaborate on a document.
You have clear visibility over who is working on what and where, with no double entries and smooth syncing.
SharePoint helps tie the bundle of functionality together, allowing for files to be saved in the cloud in neatly organised document libraries, with helpful integrations and approvals. Emails can be sent and notifications posted in Teams as part of the workflow.
Secure Wherever You Are
With Microsoft 365, it is easy to manage and secure your business to run remotely, even with guest users, or if you need to use an alternative device.
When using the same systems on and off-site, everything is likely to be compliant, secure, and reliable, plus multi-factor authentication provides another level of assurance to protect your data and devices.
If your business is looking for digital productivity tools that:
- Are easy to access
- Provide robust security and reliability
- Deliver cost savings
- Increase productivity
- Allow for effortless collaboration
- Enhance business process
- Improve communication
- Allow for everything in one place
- Let your team work with what they know
Then Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and SharePoint are the solutions for you.
Reach out to us for a free assessment of your productivity tools, and we’ll show you how to make the most of your time and drive better business performance. Plus, we are introducing free SharePoint and Teams set up for our business plan subscribers. Check out our pricing plan here.