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Top 6 Microsoft Teams Lifecycle Management Best Practices

Workplaces have modernized worldwide because of Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams makes communication and collaboration more efficient and seamless for organizations. However, if not deployed with forethought Microsoft Teams can deliver its own set of problems. To ensure productivity and optimum utilization of the tool, lifecycle management best practices must be established and executed.

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Improve Employee Experiences by Surfacing Critical Information

The pandemic's impact on the future of work is elevating the importance of positive employee experiences.  Connected to improving these experiences is solid internal communication that surfaces essential information.   This is where technology platforms such as Microsoft Viva help materialize needed information at the right time.  Microsoft Viva Connections does this by keeping everyone connected and informed on a personalized level, right in the flow of work within Microsoft Teams, thus reducing the amount of time searching for or recreating information.   Let's take a closer look and see what foundations are needed to get started. 

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Real-World Applications at NACS 2021

This was an exciting morning for both PAIT Group and the North American Collaboration Summit.   Mark Rackley successfully delivered the opening Keynote to both an in-person and virtual audience.   Following a few housekeeping announcements, Mark invited Richard Calderon, Joy Apple, and Daryl Bowdoin to demo some applications that are built leveraging Microsoft 365 tools.

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SharePoint Best Practices, Migration, and Collaboration

PAIT Group’s newest MVP, Joy Apple, was recently a guest on the Cloud Conversations with Ru and Pete podcast.  In this episode, Joy shared SharePoint best practices and expert tips on migration and collaboration in Microsoft 365. The unique way Joy communicates the importance of these topics is on display.  I have summed up a few highlights from the episode, but I highly recommend pressing play below.

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The Power of Praise: Recognizing Colleague Success

The definition of praise is to express warm approval or admiration.  The person on the receiving end of this kind act is often appreciative and happy.  For years Human Resource Professionals have been analyzing the impact praise has in the workplace.  For examples, check out the Training Journal's article on "The Power of Praise and Recognition" and Gallop's Workplace article, "In Praise of Praising Your Employees".  The conclusion seems to be unanimous. Employees who receive praise on an ongoing basis have increased engagement and productivity.

To help get you started spreading this positive feeling around your workplace, PAIT Group's Modern Workplace Consultant, Kat Weixel has recorded an easy to follow tips & tricks video that demonstrates just how easy it is to communicate praise in Yammer and/or Microsoft Teams.  

For those of you who appreciate a written how-to that can be used to follow along with the video, I have organized that below.  

As in Kat's video, we will start with Yammer.

UPDATE:  Praise can also be shared from Microsoft Viva Insights.

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How to Share a Flow (Two Methods)

Ever wonder if fellow colleagues would benefit from automations (flows) that you have created?    Well here are two methods for sharing those flows:   For those visual learners check out this short How-to video.

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