With all the reasons to work remotely you need a system to keep you connected with your teammates. We’ve taken a moment to outline 4 tips to make your work from home experience great!
4 best practices for working from home
Make the most of meetings
Use the chat feature to share reminders with attendees or pre-read documents to your audience before the meeting.
Record the meeting if that’s acceptable in your organization. Your recording will save to Microsoft Stream for future use.
If you have one of the new Teams Room System content-capture cameras (“magic whiteboard”), you can use it to bring your physical whiteboard into the meeting. At WheelHouse IT we love whiteboards! They are painted on the walls in every office. (Although, they are not magical like the one described above.)
Be inclusive and use your video
When you’ve got robust bandwidth, turn on your video Tip: Use background blur if you don’t want your background to be a distraction. Video really amps up collaboration in meetings (but if you’ve got limited bandwidth, turn off video to maintain high-quality audio). Make sure you know how to join a meeting in Teams before the meeting starts.
We see often participants attempt to speak to the group. However, they forget they are on mute. Don’t forget to double check if you’ve muted yourself. 😉
Track notes and action items,
share frequently used documents
Take notes and share follow-ups in chat. It’s harder to get a casual recap in the hallway when there is no hallway. Use an app like Planner, Asana, or Trello to track tasks. – At WheelHouse IT we use Asana and Planner both are integrated right into Teams!
Customize your virtual workspace
Pin your favorite 1:1 or group chats
so they always appear on the upper left.
Manage notifications in your Profile Settings so you’re only getting them when you want to.
Be it you’re new to remote work, temporarily working from home, or on an extended leave, Teams is designed for you be productive from anywhere!