The Collaboration Culture Change Blog

Jam-packed with actionable ideas for transforming your business with Office 365.

Why Leaders Should Implement “Point of Use” for Office Workers using Microsoft Teams

Computers have always had cutting edge functionality and use potential. Office workers taking advantage of that functionality potential, not so much!

For decades, computer functionality and use potential has far outpaced the skills and workplace processes in office environments. With Microsoft...

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SharePoint Custom Lists: What They Are and Why You Need Them

The most powerful, yet most underused SharePoint tool is the custom list. Custom lists have never gotten the spotlight because most organizations never look past the most obvious use of SharePoint, which is document storage and management.

So what is a custom list? It is a browser-based...

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One Simple Action will Guarantee Your Success with Teams

Enjoying success and long-term efficiency with Microsoft Teams is very easy and can be 100% guaranteed with one simple action.

I have worked to implement Teams in workgroups and organizations since it was introduced to the business world in 2017 and I can tell you that one simple action –...

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The Weight of Repetitive Tasks

I subscribe to the Seth Godin blog because he is a prolific writer and about every fifth article speaks right to my needs, wants, or business. His article today, entitled "The Weight of Repetitive Tasks," especially hit home. In it, he unwittingly proves my point of why...

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How Cities and Counties Are Overlooking Huge Potential

Most cities and counties use two sets of software/apps to run their business.

First, there are specialty programs used for specific processes, such as payroll, HR, maintenance tracking, etc. These are expensive, require training, and usually meet specific, important needs.

Secondly, most cities...

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Why Boomers Need Chat

“They’re Boomers and they don’t want chat.” When my friend said that, it occurred to me why many leaders resist moving from email and attachments to the much more efficient chat-based format of Microsoft Teams.

I was having a discussion with a friend who was frustrated at...

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A Battle Worth Choosing

Eisenhower didn’t say, “Hey guys, we’re going over to France and invading in the wee hours tomorrow. Let me know if you want to go.”

D-day would have been a miserable failure if he had, of course. Likewise, if you make implementation of Microsoft Teams optional for...

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Leveraging Teams’ Exponential Value (Part 1)

If you’ve tried Teams in your organization and you’re underwhelmed by the results, you did it wrong!

The value of Teams grows exponentially over time and with heavy usage. If you haven’t experienced that exponential growth in value after a couple of months, some of the following...

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Executive Optimization Case Study: Aggregated Action Items

The Situation

A Regional VP voiced frustration about having a difficult time finding details of an action item she knew she had been assigned. She was on multiple committees and each committee tracked assignments differently, leading to a lot of confusion and waste for her and her peers.

One...

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Executive Optimization Case Study: Upward Reporting

The Situation

The most inefficient time spent by one Senior Vice President each week – and his most dreaded – was spending up to four hours every Sunday afternoon building his weekly report for the COO. He had a face-to-face meeting with the COO each Monday morning at which he...

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