Making sure your executive team is staying in touch and efficiently working together can be a challenge. Learn how Office 365 can help.
No matter what size your business is, you likely have a group of leaders who need to collaborate to develop and execute business strategies. This involves things like:
Today you might do these tasks through in-person meetings, email, phone calls, or text messages. While these methods have gotten us by in the past, they have some inherent inefficiencies when stacked up against modern alternatives. There's nothing worse than spending an hour reviewing/updating a presentation only to have someone else email an updated version 5 minutes before you were done. We've all been there.
If you currently use Office 365, there are some great tools and methods you could be using to make this easier. And we know - technology isn't a silver bullet for all these issues, but it could make for a huge improvement.
Let's talk about a few example scenarios that could be improved by using the Office 365 suite of tools in your organization. In future articles, we're going to dive into each of these scenarios in more detail, giving you a bit more explanation an how-to's.
You want your leadership team to have consistent communication and opportunities to collaborate. Let's take a look at some common challenges leadership teams can face related to communication and collaboration and some approaches to solve them.
The only time the leadership team seems to talk is when they have meetings. Try using a Teams workspace dedicated to the leadership team instead of email, direct chat, etc. This will allow for async communication that all remains in one place, making interactions easier.
Not everyone makes it to leadership meetings and it's difficult for them to catch up. Use a Teams channel meeting instead of a traditional meeting and record it. This will store all chat discussions and meeting content in a Teams channel for everyone to review. That way you won't have to track down a specific meeting recording/chat log in your calendar.
Keeping everyone updated on the status of business metrics is difficult. Create a Power BI dashboard to easily communicate key metrics and publish them to a Teams workspace so the leadership team has easy access. All the data will be one click away.
Use Teams workspaces, Power Apps, and Power Automate to create a process to intake, discuss, and prepare topics to present. This will make sure all the topics find their way onto the list.
Your organization has identified a potential new market for your services. Let's look at some of the activities that need to happen to investigate the new market opportunity and how we can use Office 365 tools to make it happen.
Approvals are a critical component of many parts of an organization's processes. Often the steps to get approval is cumbersome and inefficient. Let's take a look at a few common challenges we see.
The following links should help you get acquainted with the tools and we are going to dive deep into each of the scenarios above in upcoming posts.