What are the advantages for the company in remote work

What are the advantages for the company in remote work


Many of us lack the conversations in the corridors on our way to and from meetings, in which new ideas were born, or the crowds around the blackboard on which the visual patterns of the conversations were sketched, or the realizations that come when observing the assembled at the meeting. We need solutions that provide maximum flexibility so people can collaborate anywhere, anytime.

According to the Work Trend Index study for Microsoft, more than 80% of managers expect corporate policies to be more flexible after the pandemic, allowing them to work from home, and more than 70% of employees say they expect to take advantage of this opportunity. Relying on tools that require everyone's physical presence is no longer worthwhile.

In times of hybrid work, business leaders want to empower people to come together and share their best ideas. We want to help with solutions that are flexible, dynamic, and cloudy enough to enable collaboration from anywhere.

Nicole Herskovitz, General Manager of Microsoft Teams

1. Collaborate and create with Microsoft Whiteboard in Teams.

Whiteboard is easy to launch and start sharing ideas. In a Teams meeting, click the Share button and you'll see a Whiteboard among the options. Choose it and start brainstorming. You can place text, sticky notes on the board, jot down the agenda, and more. Gone are the days of asking "can someone take a picture of the board and share with the group?" All work will be automatically saved so your team can refer to it and update it at any time.

Whiteboard is easy to prepare before meeting. Just double-click the meeting request in Teams Calendar, go to the Whiteboard tab, and prepare the board. When the meeting begins, your prepared whiteboard will already be there.

For projects and long-term discussions, you can add Whiteboard to your Teams channel. The board will be available to channel members, and they will be able to view and update it at any time to brainstorm and collaborate. Simply click the + button at the top of any Teams channel to add a tab, search for Whiteboard and follow the prompts to name your whiteboard, then publish it if you want to notify the channel that it is now enabled.

If you're in a large meeting, you can use chat rooms in Teams for small group conversations. It's easy to create a custom board for each room. Once you're in a chat room, select Microsoft Whiteboard under Share content in Teams.

2. Get real-time feedback from members using surveys in Teams.

Whether you're running a large-scale training session, hosting a monthly corporate general meeting, or teaching remotely in the classroom, polling in Teams meetings allows presenters to get real-time feedback and turn attendees into active participants. These surveys use Microsoft Forms infrastructure and tools to empower virtual meetings.

As a presenter or meeting organizer, you can prepare surveys in advance. Simply go to the Teams meeting chat or Teams meeting details view and add (using the + button) the Forms app as a tab to start creating polls. This tab will automatically be named Polls.
During a meeting, a presenter or host can start a survey without leaving the meeting window by first clicking the Forms icon at the top of the Teams window. All prepared polls appear in the right pane, where you can choose which poll to "run".

After the meeting, you can evaluate the poll results directly on the Polls tab. You can even export them to an Excel workbook for analysis, share with colleagues, or view them online in a Forms application. With the data analysis tools that Forms offers, you can accelerate survey creation and decision making based on the information gathered through them.

3. Convert presentations with PowerPoint Live to Teams.

In a virtual meeting, it is more difficult to understand the mood of the participants, see their expressions and interact with them. To address this issue, we created PowerPoint Live in Microsoft Teams. This exclusive and unique solution will benefit presenters and listeners alike with powerful PowerPoint presentations and Microsoft Teams collaboration capabilities. Meeting attendees will have the tools to interact, engage other attendees, and take action based on their needs.

PowerPoint Live in Teams provides all the tools you need to deliver your presentation with confidence. Now you can view notes, interact with participants in chats and see your audience - all in one window. In addition, it became easy and convenient to switch from presenter to presenter.

Speakers are not the only ones to benefit. Listeners can interact with content such as hyperlinks and videos by viewing the material at their own pace. It creates a new way for people to interact with presentations and keeps the audience's attention.

It is difficult for all of us to rethink the way we work in a hybrid world. But when I assess the potential of technologies such as Microsoft Whiteboard, Polls, and PowerPoint Live in Teams, I'm excited about the opportunities that are opening up. We can create a world in which people connect with each other and exchange ideas for innovation across space and time, staying in the loop and in sync wherever they are and whenever they have the opportunity to participate. But this is just the beginning. We have big plans to expand the capabilities of the Office apps in Teams that make virtual creativity natural, fun, and responsive to the way we work today and in the future.

Nicole Herskovitz, General Manager of Microsoft Teams

Source: https://news.microsoft.com/ru-ru/office-microsoft-teams/