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Tips for Effective Remote Working with Microsoft Teams

Getting Started

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Set up your workspace

Find a space in your home where you can concentrate. If you’re somewhere with background distractions, use background blur in Microsoft Teams to keep teammates focused.

Running Meetings

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Embrace online meetings

Make sure all meetings include an online “join” option so that team members can join from wherever they are working. Turn video on so your team can interact face to face and feel more connected.

Staying Connected

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Make up for missing hallway talk

The quick chat at the water cooler is what many people miss the most when working remotely. Instead, be deliberate about connecting with your coworkers. Think about chat messages as your virtual watercooler and set yourself a reminder to check in with people regularly.

Communicate, communicate, communicate

Your rhythm with online work from home might look different than it does in the office. For example, you may be balancing work and childcare at the same time. Communicate your schedule to your coworkers so that they know when to reach out to you.

Be mindful and inclusive

A crowded conference call can make it difficult for people to share their opinions. Pause frequently to allow time for questions and remind attendees that they can use the chat window to share their thoughts.

Bring the team together

Working remotely can feel a bit isolating. It’s important to create opportunities for the whole team to virtually get together, whether through large brainstorms with the Microsoft Whiteboard app or daily check-ins over a virtual coffee.

Have fun

Use Teams to encourage fun activities and challenges to maintain morale. Holding a photo contest or praising employees for creative ideas are great ways to help the team stay positive, engaged, and energized.

Work Remotely

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More About Teams

Chat from anywhere

Share your opinion, and your personality. Send gifs, stickers, and emojis in a group chat or in one-to-one messages

Call from anywhere

Never yell “who just joined?!” ever again. Use Teams calling, Phone System, Calling Plan, or Direct Routing to take the stress out of conference calls.

Meet from anywhere

Go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button. Teams of 10 or 10,000 can meet in one place, no matter how many places they’re in.

Collaborate from anywhere

Never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time.

The Benefits Of A Teams/Cloud Hosted Partnership With Midland Communications

Support & Service

Efficient solutions, effectively supported. Backed by network availability. We pride ourselves on our in-house support services.

Integration

Combine fixed and mobile telephony and drive flexible working throughout your business. Let your people work better and smarter, wherever they can be most effective.

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Resilience

Combine fixed and mobile telephony and drive flexible working throughout your business. Let your people work better, smarter, wherever they can be most effective.

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Management Reporting

Get highly accurate billing data and stats instantly online. See costings with ease and drill down into call data to make your operation more efficient.

Our Service Keeps You Communicating

Some time ago we set out to become something special: To consistently challenge and lead our market, setting new standards, raising levels of customer expectation, enabling audience focused, value driven and sustainable communications and technical performance.

That’s our mission; All of the team buy into it and we try to move a little closer to achieving it every day.

Let’s talk.

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