As the worlds starts to recover from the pandemic and plan the return to the office, many organizations are rethinking the future of work. A survey commissioned by Microsoft in 2020, found that more than 70% of managers and employees expect to have more flexible work from home policies. *
The essence of hybrid work is extreme flexibility. Companies are creating new policies that empower employees to spend some portions of their week working from home, as well as flexible working hours. Like any organizational initiative, it requires careful thought on how to guide people through the journey.
Real-time collaboration to help your business
For productive collaboration to continue, people need new ways to come together and contribute without sharing the same physical space. Online collaboration tools are designed to do just that by replacing analog methods with modern digital ones.
Types of real-time collaboration
The types of real-time collaboration possible are as varied as the apps that enable them. Here’s a list with some of the most common ways people collaborate in real-time:
- Document sharing and editing
- Desktop sharing
- Online whiteboards
- Instant messaging (real-time text) and chat rooms (or threads)
Transform business processes with SharePoint
SharePoint empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. You can share files, data, news, and resources while you collaborate effortlessly and securely with team members inside and outside the organization.
From simple tasks like notifications and approvals to complex operational workflows, SharePoint accelerates productivity, creating rich digital experiences with forms, workflows, and custom apps for every device.
When it comes to collaboration software, it should be simple, seamless, and customizable – giving you and your team the things you need to work together as a whole, and in smaller groups. When you choose a solution that allows you to organize your files your way, use your existing tools, and gives you collaborative tools that make it easy for members to simultaneously work on files, share documents and information, and track important discussions, you’ll achieve what every project manager wants – an organized, productive team.
At Definity First, we believe that the key to a functional and engaging intranet is a design that sparks curiosity and drives results. Build cohesion and inform your employees throughout an intranet. This will help you drive organizational efficiency by sharing common resources and applications on home sites and portals.
Contact us and let us guide you to empower your employees with the right collaboration tools with a heightened focus on your company’s goals, culture, values, and preferences.
*Source: Microsoft Blog.