The Collaboration Culture Change Blog

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

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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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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Acres of Diamonds: How Leaders are Overlooking Riches Under Their Noses

Civil War soldier Russell Conwell was asked to give a speech to the 10-year reunion of his unit. He gave the famous “Acres of Diamonds” speech, which he then turned into the well-known classic book by the same name.

Acres of Diamonds is a reference to the farm owned by Lamar, a young...

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Do Your Employees Check Their Efficiency at the Office Door Every Morning?

Left to their own devices, people naturally avoid practices that are high energy and low reward if there are better options available.

People ditched walking for horses. Then, they ditched horses for cars. After that, they even ditched cars if Uber made more sense for their specific...

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A Quick SharePoint Win for Managers

I’ve written in theory for years about how managers should leverage SharePoint for streamlining collaboration. In case you’re still not convinced to act, I’ve got a shining example of a quick win you can try on your own.

I recently met with a client that had multiple document...

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Front Porch Discussions and Common Sense

The best discussions happen on front porches, not in offices. Last night, a friend and I were sitting on the front porch and he asked me to tell him what I do. I explained, and then he just shook his head.

“Email is nuts! I go into work and see all the stupid stuff that gets sent my way and...

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Why Implementing Microsoft Teams is an Absolute No-Brainer

You’ve heard of Microsoft Teams by now, but you’re probably cringing about yet another application to learn. Worse yet, you’re likely thinking it’s another application to unnecessarily distract your employees.

I’m going to tell you why you’re very wrong if you...

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