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Sun 5 Apr 2020 03:57 PM

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How being part of the Microsoft TEAM is a business no-brainer

When it comes to work flexibility and telecommuting, Microsoft is the perfect partner

How being part of the Microsoft TEAM is a business no-brainer

Having one shared hub for teamwork can help them work better together, in turn driving better business outcomes. That’s where Microsoft Teams proves to be invaluable.


As working from home becomes the new norm, companies across the world have been forced to adopt digital strategies while ensuring business continuity.

It is by no means a new phenomenon, but one that is now finding a permanent foothold in organisations that may have only dabbled with remote work in the past.

And with 43.3 percent of the global workforce going mobile by 2023, there’s no time like the present to make the move to remote work.

Nuno Alves Silva, Microsoft 365 Business Group Lead Western Europe at Microsoft, said “Our understanding of productivity is changing. Leaders are realising that ‘just getting stuff done’ isn’t enough, and that work benefits when teams can embrace their creativity anywhere, and anytime, it strikes.”

For General Electric, small improvements in the efficiency and performance of its products have provided massive value to its customers.

“Our workers used to find digital productivity tools on their own, but those tools didn’t work together, they weren’t secure, and they were expensive to support,” says Jeff Monaco, Chief Technology Officer– Digital Workplace at General Electric (GE).

Like GE, many companies are looking for technology that solves their employees’ growing communication and collaboration needs while being interoperable, secure, and easy to use.

An evolving business landscape

Microsoft’s New Culture of Work Report revealed time spent on teamwork has increased by at least 50 percent for managers and employees over the last two decades. And, according to a Harvard Business Review Study, up to 80 percent of workers’ time is spent on collaborative activities like meetings, calls, and responding to email.

Employees expect a workspace that’s open and inclusive of individual work styles, while businesses want to empower their creativity and harness their ingenuity. But even with a rapidly evolving business landscape, many modern workplaces lack the tools to communicate and collaborate seamlessly and securely.

Decision makers are under pressure to find a solution that’s secure, reliable, scalable, and cost-effective - and that meets the unique work styles of every employee, anywhere they are.

The solution lies in strategically breaking down teamwork blockers so that teams can collaborate with ease.

In today's modern workplace, employees need to connect with teammates inside and outside the organisation for work on core projects.

Having one shared hub for teamwork can help them work better together, in turn driving better business outcomes. That’s where Microsoft Teams proves to be invaluable.

From chat, voice, and social tools to cloud-based co-authoring capabilities, Microsoft Teams with Office 365 delivers a powerful collaboration and communication solution designed to meet the diverse work styles and needs of every group.

It’s an all-in-one, integrated toolkit for teamwork - and it’s backed by Microsoft’s enterprise-grade security and reliability.

“When you give a minute a day back to each worker - and you have 300,000 employees—you see tremendous productivity gains,” says Monaco. “The more friction we can take out of their daily activities, the more they can focus on customers, revenue, and making a difference in the world.”

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