I missed a few months, but on May 12th I jumped back into the Twittersphere for another #CollabTalk put out by the infamous BuckleyPlanet – this time focused on Improving Productivity in the Enterprise.
As a reminder, if you’re new to the #TweetJam concept, Tweets are short. Currently, Twitter restricts comments to 280 characters and, where URLs are present, using URL shortening to help get the most out of this limited space. If you jump into the conversation, you may see “(1/2)” in a post, that means that user needed more than 280 characters, so check out that person’s Twitter stream to see the rest of the message.
#CollabTalk does some great stuff helping organize the hundreds of posts that come through in an hour by breaking up the topic into seven questions and requesting everyone use #collabtalk and A1 where the number matches the question. Good stuff if you’re trying to keep up.
Improving Productivity in the Enterprise
Below are my answers to today’s seven questions, and a few of my favorites from the community (way too many to share them all!). I welcome your feedback either in the comments or on Twitter! But if you do join us on Twitter make sure you follow the rules!! Use #CollabTalk A$ where $ is the question number (e.g., “#CollabTalk A3”).
Q1 What 3 things would have the greatest impact on enterprise productivity, and why?
Q2 Considering people, process, and technology, where is the focus of your org, and why?
Q3 What role does culture play within enterprise productivity, and how does an org build & maintain a strong culture?
Q4 Focusing on technology, how do you/your org approach productivity improvements?
Below, Tobias lists allowing everyone to create #MicrosoftTeams as a means to improve productivity. I have been in the #EnterpriseSocial space for 15 years now, and I recognize the driver behind this: make it easy for the business to do what they need to be successful. However, most of that time has been supporting regulated industry, especially government. In government and regulated industry, data integrity and data security are paramount to success against the mission.
I don’t disagree with Tobias, but the counterbalance to his statement is “make it easy to do the right thing”. At AvePoint we provide tools that enable security teams to put controls and policies behind a seemingly open creation process. It enables the business to do what they need quickly while still protecting your data. #Trust is important.
Q5 Describe your greatest productivity blunder, and how you (hopefully) turned it around.
Q6 Within the Microsoft ecosystem, where can customers get the most “bang for the buck” in enterprise productivity?
I appreciate Darrell’s comment here about Yammer.
“What to use When” is a common question in #M365 and nothing is more difficult to get the masses to understand than Yammer vs Teams. Our chat here helps dig into the balance of when each is better – collaboration vs community – but I will caveat: a small community can just as easily be run in Teams as it can in Yammer. In fact, a small community may find better use in Teams because of the flexibility of the technology.
Q7 In your opinion, where should Microsoft be investing to improve enterprise productivity? Or are they making the right investments?
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