Using Microsoft Teams when working from home

Tips on how to use Teams to keep your team engaged and connected

Here at IntellectIT, we use Teams extensively and we thought you might appreciate these tips based on our experience:

  • Attend to your internal requirements first
  • Have a 5 minute daily meeting among your teams
  • Keep a video team meeting open so people can just drop in with questions or concerns
  • Have everyone type into a team chat what they are working on as a way of keeping people motivated and focused on a common goal
  • Set up a Team Channel for sharing tips on working from home.  What is working and what isn’t
  • Have a weekly general meeting just to connect with as many people as you can. As an example, we have been holding Friday afternoon ‘virtual’ drinks where the whle company joins a video conference call for informal chat. This gives people a sense we are all in this together
  • Get people set up with a cost-effective camera and microphone at home.  Ensure everyone uses their camera during video calls so you can all see each others smiling faces.  This will certainly help with team cohesiveness.
  • Think about how to set it up before implementing.  Don’t rush into it – it needs planning, so let us know if you need advice.
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Once you start using Teams, you will wonder what you did without it. Set up a shortcut on your Desktop for quick access.

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