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Microsoft Teams: Improving Productivity for Managers
Face to face public schedule & onsite training. Restaurant lunch included at STL venues.
- 1 day Instructor-led
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at managers who are new to remote working and want to optimise the communication and productivity of their team by improving the use of the tools in Microsoft Teams.
BenefitsThis course will combine technical knowledge of Microsoft Teams with key techniques for ensuring your team gets the most out of working together remotely. There will be a focus on best practice for effective communication and collaboration, with tips for using MS Teams to keep your team members connected, engaged and motivated.
You may also be interested in our Microsoft Teams – Communication and Collaboration course.
Planning and configuring Microsoft Teams
Teams overview and structure
Communication and collaboration best practice
Managing a Team
Organisational settings for Teams in the Microsoft 365 admin centre
Working with Team members and roles
Changing settings and permissions
Personal settings and customisation
Your team’s communication needs
Creating a communication plan
Efficient document management
File saving, sharing and OneDrive
Managing files and folders in Teams
Avoiding version control problems
Creating channels and using naming conventions
Understanding channel visibility and settings
Working with Private Channels
Deleting and recovering Channels
Using Channel invitations or links for Team guests
Supporting technical skills in Teams
Getting your team up to speed with MS Teams
Ensuring alignment and buy-in
Screen sharing and training
Creating easy “how to” videos for best practice
Dealing with issues
Effective remote management
Facilitating effective Teams meetings
Maximising productivity with daily/weekly “stand ups”
Building motivation with teambuilding and icebreakers
Using live collaboration tools for group projects
Brainstorming, idea sharing and creativity in the team
Managing difficult conversations over Teams
Using Teams as a social space
Using other apps with Teams
Managing projects easily with Planner
Sharing video content using Stream
Idea sharing and collaboration using OneNote
Other useful Microsoft 365 apps for managers
What you get
"What do I get on the day?"
Training is held in our modern, comfortable, air-conditioned suites.
Modern-spec IT, fully networked with internet access
Lunch is provided at a local restaurant or pub. Browse the sample menus:
Breaks and timing
Courses start at 9:30am.
Please aim to be with us for 9:15am.
Joining information (how to get to our venues)
Available throughout the day:
- Hot beverages
- Clean, filtered water
Regular breaks throughout the day.
Contains unit objectives, exercises and space to write notes
Available online. 100+ pages with step-by-step instructions