The perfect modern workplace needs to harmonize the requirements of different user groups and break down the barriers preventing dynamic collaboration. The first stage is easily completed with the Office 365 technologies, as automatic integration of the individual applications ensures nothing gets in the way of an ideal collaboration environment. Here are the four most important benefits:
1. Social intranet - with Yammer Enterprise:
Hierarchical communication by email or a rigid intranet are hardly likely to foster the enterprise-wide sharing of information and knowledge. But an interactive social intranet like Microsoft Yammer can significantly speed up the rate at which information is shared. It is quite similar to social media applications that employees use in their personal lives as a matter of course. Microsoft Yammer allows you to connect your employees, foster dialog and in doing so boost your company’s innovative drive.
2. Collaboration and content management – with SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Office 365 Groups
A customer needs something and nobody knows how to get it done – or do they? Recording and preserving the knowledge available within an enterprise are crucial factors in securing its success. SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Office 365 Groups are the ideal applications to promote information distribution, interaction, dynamic knowledge sharing, collaboration and connectivity.
3. Videoconferencing and chat applications – Skype for Business and Office 365 Teams
Certain reservations may plague discussions if colleagues do not know each other or come from different cultures. Reserved employees quickly seem unmotivated on the telephone, and language barriers can occasionally thwart communication entirely. Videoconferences bring colleagues closer together. Facial expressions and gestures are easy ways to overcome language barriers, while the Skype voice translator can eradicate them entirely. In contrast, exchanging quick messages on Skype for Business is certainly enough for short inquiries. The “presence status” indicates whether a colleague is available. So worrying whether fellow staff members in different time zones are available or not becomes a thing of the past.
4. Device- and platform-Independence – for x86, iOS, Android or OSx
Depending on the situation, employees have their own preferences when it comes to favorite working devices, whether it be an Android tablet, a Microsoft desktop or an iPhone. Despite this diversity, it is nevertheless imperative that your entire staff can access the information they need securely and conveniently, regardless of the device and platform.
So it is important that you always keep your eyes focused firmly on your objective: To create ideal conditions for you and your employees to work productively in a modern environment.