What do you think of when you find out someone is autistic? Pause for a moment and catch yourself in those immediate thoughts. Do you know any autistic friends, family members, colleagues, or even characters in a movie or TV show? A few years ago the response would often be referencing Big Bang Theory or… Read More The long road for autism awareness to acceptance
Why am I talking about document collaboration, and features that have been around for years? Well, sharing and managing access to documents in a cloud library, along with how to effectively collaborate on them, is probably the learning that in many organisations requires the most focus. This comes back to the effectiveness of original training.… Read More 6 Tips For Better Document Collaboration
Yep. I’d say it’s heading towards love. It’s been a few months since I explored using Loop for a team meeting, and it’s amazing to see how it has become a go-to. Here are some of the example use cases from my workplace: Brainstorming in chat with a colleague The Project Manager and I are… Read More Falling in Love With Microsoft Loop
Over 1 billion people in the world have a disability, many needing assistive technology but only 1 in 10 have access to the products they need. And the needs are not just people with a permanent disability – it can be short term/ temporary or situational. The classic example is: Permanent – a person with… Read More Accessible documents: 2 things you should ask yourself
This week there was a global outage. Not the full Teams application, but features across it. Some people may not have noticed. Some had a major impact. Chat was a no-no. Not at all working. There were issues with calls and call queues. And for those users who thought “I’ll do a restart and see… Read More Key skills for coping in a Teams outage
While I did get briefly across Loop with all the noise about it a while ago, I hadn’t yet really incorporated any components into my daily work. See, I have been on projects that were deep in the flow and focused on delivering other scope to clients, not driving things like new features. It’s that… Read More I finally tried Microsoft Loop. My experience and challenges.
Recently I was asked about adoption for Power Automate for an organisation. For this, after considering the relevancy or suitability for general staff of using this part of the Microsoft 365 suite, I decided to go back to good old ADKAR. Let’s take a brief look at how this could be used for thinking about… Read More Considerations for adoption of Power Automate
Originally published for Enow Software, 20th January 2022: Microsoft 365: Are You Getting What You Pay For? (enowsoftware.com) From the 1st of March this year, there will be price increases across all levels of Microsoft 365 licensing from Business Basic through to E5. With this price increase, it is important to consider what it is you are… Read More Microsoft 365 – Are you getting what you pay for?
We all work differently. We have different preferences of how we absorb information, learn new tools, or solve problems. The way we work varies according to our role, our responsibilities and the needs of what we need to achieve each working day. Some people prefer time to gather information, ponder ideas and consider all the… Read More Are modern tools the enemy of our focus?
This is the content from a recent User Group presentation in Melbourne, Australia. I referenced some key research and factors impacting employee experience that I can also share in blog form. The session focused on some key observations from organisations I engage with, some changes I am seeing, the results from those work practices or… Read More The Human Side of Microsoft 365