Before the pandemic, the term ‘hybrid working’ was rarely used. Remote working maybe, flexible working, yes. However, 18-months into the Covid-19 pandemic, hybrid working has been hailed as the ‘new norm’ and will undoubtedly become the work environment of the
In this article, we’re reviewing the two leaders in the collaboration software market – Microsoft Teams vs Slack, to uncover which one really is the best tool for the job. In 2020, the team collaboration software market reached
At a time when constant change has become the ‘new normal’, digital champions programmes add power and impact to change projects, helping people to embed and adopt new technology and new systems. In this week’s article, we talk
In the past year, we’ve changed almost every business practice we’ve been used to. So for communications professionals tasked with the job of planning large employee virtual events this year, we wanted to give you some support to make it
Automating paper-based processes and moving to a more digitally-focused business isn’t something from the future, it’s happening right now and is a trend that’s gaining momentum. There was a time when the term “automation” conjured up images of manufacturing plants full of robots.
The world produces 300 million tons of paper every year. That’s an astonishing figure considering the advancements in technology specifically designed to help achieve a paperless business. The paperless movement has been rumbling on for quite some time
Many of us are using Teams, but is your organisation using it to its fullest potential? We’ve pulled together 10 Microsoft Teams best practices to help you run and manage a high-performing Teams environment… 1. The ultimate Teams
It should come as no surprise (Microsoft has sent a fair few reminders) that Skype for Business Online is officially on its way out. As of 31 July 2021, Skype for Business Online will be putting its feet up and gracefully
Ever come back from a holiday to hundreds of emails and had to trawl through them one by one, jumping from one conversation to another? Or been sent a convoluted email trail and expected to be ‘up to date’? Or
Teams steps up to provide interactive webinars We all know the power of a face-to-face event. The tangibility of key speakers imparting their wisdom. But with face-to-face events currently on hold, Teams has stepped up to provide interactive webinars that
Welcome to the third instalment of our Digital Champions blog series! In our last blog, we talked about creating a winning environment for our digital champions so they can really have a positive impact on your change programme.
The benefits of taking a break are well-documented, so why do we continue to join virtual meetings one after the other, leaving our brains literally fried? It’s time to give your brain a break. This year’s Mental Health Awareness
Employee burnout is a term you’ve probably heard a lot more in recent times. Stress and feeling overwhelmed can become part of professional life. When this relentless work pressure becomes debilitating, it’s known as burnout. In this blog, we’ll
Buying into Microsoft 365 is one thing, getting people to understand it and use it is another. Microsoft is continually looking for new and exciting ways to keep ahead of the digital game and make regular announcements of new
Microsoft has been looking at new and exciting ways to keep employees connected and engaged. In this blog, we focus on some of the features that Microsoft recently announced, designed to foster a culture of employee wellbeing in the workplace.
Not so much ‘beam me up Scotty’ as ‘beam me in’ as Microsoft launch their new Mesh technology which looks set to reinvent the way we interact online. Announced at the recent annual Ignite conference, Microsoft Mesh uses 3D
Connection So much of our work is relationship-based so how do we stay connected from a distance, and maintain relationships with our colleagues, managers and stakeholders? In part one we discussed people management and how Microsoft apps could help support
Microsoft recently unveiled a brand-new platform designed for employee engagement, learning, wellbeing and knowledge discovery to help employee’s transform the way they work remotely. In this article I will outline my top 7 Microsoft Viva features and what to expect from them. Viva Topics Content and skills are arranged automatically
Change is a constant factor in large organisations but employees are often wary of it and what it means for them. In the current landscape – characterised by ongoing unpredictability in professional and personal lives – employees have a lower
In recent months, the shift to remote and hybrid work has led organisations of all sizes, and across every industry, to rethink how their people and teams communicate and collaborate. During the COVID crisis, many organisations transformed quickly and
Gregg Bainbridge, our excellent Education & Accessibility Lead, has written up some of his thoughts on Microsoft’s Ignite 2020 sessions, that you should know about… Microsoft Ignite 2020 sessions It’s been another interesting set of Ignite sessions from Microsoft. Seeing how the different products
As part of our series of how to use Microsoft Teams, this blog will look at how you can use the Teams app when you’re out and about, and away from the office. Teams is designed to be accessed
Expecting a big crowd? Teams Live Events could be the answer… As part of our Getting Started on Microsoft Teams series, this blog is an introduction to Live Events, we’ll tell you what are Teams Live Events, when you should use Live Events
The difference between a conversation or chat in Microsoft Teams As part of our Getting Started on Microsoft Teams blog series, this blog looks at the difference between a conversation and chat in Microsoft Teams, and when we should use them. Communicating with colleagues is a
This remote working business was pretty exciting week one. I set up my home office, bought loads of houseplants and started to get settled into this new way of working. Fast forward 196 weeks, and it’s fair to say the novelty has somewhat worn off. The
Imagine being given an amazing new job opportunity, accepting that offer, handing in your notice and a week later the Prime Minister appears on TV to say, “You must stay at home”. Well that’s what happened to me and I’m guessing quite
As a large percentage of the population are working from home and adapting their working lives around recent rulings to stop the spread of Covid-19 here are the Changing Social Team’s top tips on staying mentally and physically healthy during
Getting your workforce to adopt new technology is not easy. Though senior management might see the big-picture benefits and be enthusiastic to, rolling out across all spans and layers is another challenge entirely. The role of Change Champions is crucial
Having worked in the offshore oil and gas industry for a number of years, I witnessed first-hand the importance of great teamwork and how this can impact on offshore oil rig communications. On one of my last assignments offshore,
Employees who feel they work in meaningful jobs and are managed well not only feel happier but are more secure and drive productivity and innovation. This symbiotic relationship between business and worker lies within the heart of employee engagement. This
If you’re interested in discussing how Changing Social can help your organisation adopt new ways of working we’d love to hear from you!