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Collaboration & Productivity

Make 'Work in Threads, Play in Chat' Your Mantra

Chat is designed for short, sharp communications. It is ephemeral, with no guarantee that it can be easily rediscovered in the context in which it was posted.

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Digital Workplace

Microsoft Opens Teams to Developers, Betterworks' Funding, Otter Transcribes Zoom & More News

Microsoft makes a push for third-party apps, Unum tackles employee mental health, Aon survey reveals back to office plans and more digital workplace news.

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Digital Workplace

Microsoft Opens Teams to Third-Party Collaboration Apps and In-App Purchases

In a push to get more app developers building for Teams, Microsoft is opening up its APIs, Teams Store, and tools to what it calls collaborative apps.

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Collaboration & Productivity

4 Drivers of Effective Collaboration and Productivity in the Hybrid Workplace

The tools, practices and platforms that enabled businesses to remain productive in the middle of a pandemic will need to be adapted to the next phase of work.

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Digital Workplace

Tech Hiring Heats Up, Microsoft Rolls Out Webinars for Teams & More Digital Workplace News

Job activity picked up in Q1, IBM upped its AI product game, ServiceNow made an acquisition, Appian, VMWare and ControlUp announce new features and more news.

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Collaboration & Productivity

Workplace Digital Transformation: How Will You Know if It’s Happening for You?

Highly effective teams work "in the flow," interacting and reciprocating at a high-level of intensity with their colleagues.

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Digital Workplace

Microsoft Talks Mesh Platform at Ignite, Google Expands Workspace and More News

This week, Microsoft outlined its future in AR and VR at Ignite, Google expands Workspaces, while BlueJeans makes Teams meetings better. All that and more.

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Digital Workplace

Digital Transformation Challenges IT, Remote Work Labeled 'an Aberration' & More News

IT struggles with digital transformation, the CEO of Goldman Sachs labels remote work 'an aberration' and more in this week's news byte.

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Digital Workplace

Employers Want to Cut Remote Work Pay, Contingent Hiring Opportunity & More HR Tech News

Employees aren’t willing to trade compensation for location, contingent hiring gets attention and edtech investment accelerates. That and more HR tech news.

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Digital Workplace

Paylocity and iCIMS Expand Talent Offerings With Acquisitions, Beamery Launches Talent Data Platform and More HR Tech News

HR tech companies target acquisitions to improve user experience and deliver workforce insights. Recruiters integrate with Teams and more HR tech news.

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Digital Workplace

What We Need to Do Now to Achieve a Centralized Digital Workplace

Although it's possible to create a centralized digital workplace, we now need to take retrospective steps around governance, naming conventions and approval.

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Collaboration & Productivity

Is Microsoft Teams the New SharePoint?

Microsoft cannot win the collaboration crown until it redefines success from making online collaboration bearable to actually making it great.

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Employee Experience

Collaboration and Communication Platforms to Improve Employee Experience

The best collaboration and communication platforms enhance and improve employee experience, not just ensure access to tools and software.

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Collaboration & Productivity

8 Ways to Make Virtual Meetings More Engaging

Throwing people into a video call and hoping it will inspire creative output is a poor replacement for actual team work.

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Learning & Development

Workflow Learning Turns Up the Volume

Microsoft Teams could accelerate workflow learning. Before diving in, clearly identify outcomes and how technology can support them to ensure success.

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Collaboration & Productivity

New Together Mode Shows Microsoft Teams Is in It to Win It

Microsoft Teams Together mode is a response to new expectations around how tools like these can help organizational culture thrive and evolve in the remote era.

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Collaboration & Productivity

Power Up Microsoft Teams With Third Party Add-Ons

Third-party add-ons are addressing some of the current pain-points for Microsoft Teams, much as they filled in the gaps with SharePoint intranets in the past.

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Collaboration & Productivity

One Bright Spot in COVID-19: The Rise of Self-Directed Teams

For any leader feeling sidelined by their now virtual teams: there's light at the end of the tunnel. But it requires acquiring new skills and adapting old ones.

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Collaboration & Productivity

Why Are We Still Emailing if We're Using Microsoft Teams?

With so many teams working remotely, one question once again rears its head: how do we break the email habit?

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Collaboration & Productivity

The Recent Spike in Collaboration Tool Adoption Doesn't Mean Productivity Spikes Too

Perhaps now is the time to think less about "getting more stuff done" and concentrate instead on "stuff worth doing."