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Key Considerations of a Hybrid Work Model

Let's face it we really don't live in an all or nothing world (even though some of us would like to think we do).  So now that the world has experienced what it's like to work remotely, do we really think everyone wants to go back to the way thing were structured and solely work in an office environment.   Similarly continuing to work remotely most likely won't be the case. However, it does bring forth new possibilities for a hybrid workplace.  A workplace where some employees conduct their work 100% at a physical office, some work completely remotely, and others split their time between working from home and the physical office.

To discover what this may look like to your organization you will need to dig into the following:

  • How can an organization effectively work together in a hybrid workplace?
  • In what areas should there be an increased investment ?

Let's approach each of these questions individually.

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Overcoming the Challenges of Engaging Firstline & Desk-less Workers

When the people talk about firstline worker the first thought that comes to mind is frontline health professionals who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic. While these beautiful and amazing human beings are included in the definition of a firstline worker, the term is NOT used exclusively for them.

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Reimagining The Employee Experience & Its Impact On Your Microsoft 365 Investment

If you’re sitting there wondering what the Microsoft Viva announcement means for your organization, you’re not alone.  We’ve received a number of questions about how Viva will impact your Microsoft Teams and SharePoint deployments. I wanted to address what I think this announcement means and how you should think about positioning it within your organization. 

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A New Era of Employee Engagement

The concept of an employee portal is nothing new.  Most of our corporate intranets have them as either part of the home page or dedicated site in the intranet.   Historically they have been an attempt to bring to one place all the disparate systems and information we provide for our employees.  Even the best designed employee portals still require the user to know where and how to click through multiple drill-downs, and multiple prompts for credentials as employees log into outside (3rd party) systems.

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Microsoft Teams Templates: Replicating Best Practices for Success

In 2020 organizations dove into Microsoft Teams leveraging the communication hub's various capabilities to keep their employees connected and engaged during the global pandemic.   Chats,  virtual meetings,  channels, teams, and so much more were created.   The longer that an organization used the tools inside Teams the more they discovered what is and isn't working for their own organization.   If you have taken note of what is working, wouldn't it be a thing of beauty to be able to replicate.   

This is where Microsoft Teams Templates comes in.   It is also the topic of an upcoming webinar, Microsoft Teams Templates: Replicating Best Practices for Success,  brought to you by Orchestry and PAIT Group

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5 Behaviors Organizations Should Adopt in 2021

Here we are! 2021!  We got off to a bumpy start, but I believe there is reason to be hopeful for a fantastic year!  As we move into 2021 and look at the technology landscape of Microsoft 365, we have a lot of companies who have suddenly been thrust into the cloud.   Some just did the bare minimum to get by while others opened up a whole new world  to their user and the dust is still settling.

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