I find it is no longer a battle to have budget for Change Management in a project like in the early years. I have spent a lot of time explaining and justifying the role and benefit of a Change Manager during my career but over time it has become easier. What I am focusing on… Read More Lesson 4: Leaders who don’t value change management have staff who suffer the most
I have been consulting solely on Microsoft 365 technology for just over a decade. I reflected on this recently and realised I have engaged with over 80 clients. This is a 6-part series diving into some consistent themes from engaging across many organisations and industries. For this lesson, let’s take a moment to consider some… Read More Lesson 3: IT and the business can have conflicting priorities
I have been consulting solely on Microsoft 365 technology for just over a decade. I reflected on this recently and realised I have engaged with over 80 clients. This is a 6 part series diving into some consistent themes from engaging across many organisations and industries. This lesson is focused on experiences I see in… Read More Lesson 2: IT support are not experts on M365 applications enabled
I have been consulting solely on Microsoft 365 technology for just over a decade. During a moment of recent reflection, I realised I have engaged with over 80 clients! It’s a great reminder of the range and number of organisations I have been deeply embedded in and supported through various stages of their Microsoft journey.… Read More Lesson 1: The attitude of a decision maker can impact the entire platform experience
A few weeks ago I met up with someone I have met through the Microsoft community for a coffee. During our discussion the conversation somehow shifted to me when she asked about my challenges as an autistic person, also known as someone with Asperger’s. I was completely comfortable and happy to dive into the discussion.… Read More We need to be talking more about neurodiversity in the workplace
When we were all thrust into remote working as this crisis ramped up, many employers had concerns of reduced productivity while their staff were at home. The reality of this has been a substantial risk of employee burn-out. The lines have been blurred between work and home life, for many people an increase in work… Read More Use Microsoft 365 To Help Reduce Employee Burn-out
As we urgently dive back into another lockdown in Victoria, Australia, our schools had about an hour’s notice to pivot and plan how to enable learning to continue next week with everyone suddenly at home. The fast response was to send kids home with their pencil cases, a pile of books and a journal. One… Read More How home-schooling in a pandemic is superior to workplace learning
At any one time I am usually engaging with multiple organisations across their Microsoft 365 journey, delivering Change Management Strategy, and at times putting on the trainer hat to help drive knowledge and adoption. Here are some key things I found recently many people do not know and ask about. Enjoy! Removing the lobby from… Read More Microsoft Teams – 10 tips to start 2021!
As Microsoft 365 professionals we engage with many organisations across the year and see many challenges for staff or IT when it comes to collaborating with external parties. These might be roles like vendors, contractors, suppliers, or consultants. Essentially sharing a document to edit together, review a final draft or to receive something more formal… Read More External Sharing – it’s not just about documents!
This year has been massive for Microsoft Teams! Millions of new users relying on the application to keep employed during a global crisis. Of particular surprise, has been the amount of change, impact and pressure to learn on people that was met with reasonably low resistance. We work with multiple organisations who were taking time… Read More Microsoft Teams – it’s time to get proactive!