Original Publish Date 08/13/2019 By // by Teresa Stolarskyj
Communication. Your office can’t run without it.
But good communication can be challenging to establish and maintain. Accommodating different personalities and preferences is one factor. Differing inter-generational work habits and assumptions about how work should be approached is another.
Perhaps your organization is large, with distance between workers, or growing, with new additions shifting the vibe just as soon as your team finds a groove.
Differences are an asset
These dynamics are an asset, if you choose to see it that way. There isn’t a need to insist on one way of working, or one way of communicating. With the right tools to support you, communication doesn’t have to settle at good. It can made great, and everyone’s styles accommodated.
For many businesses, especially those with fewer than 100 employees, Slack has been the go-to real-time messaging and file sharing app. Its channels and instant messaging capabilities, along with its extensive apps integration, makes it an attractive choice.
But there’s a new kid on the block, and it’s a powerful game-changer:
Microsoft Teams outperforms Slack in several areas:
- Built on Microsoft’s Skype platform, Teams offers a full slate of conferencing options by phone and video, for up to 250 people. Rich media sharing, screen sharing, and real-time translation allow for a truly global communication experience. Teams near and far can work effectively together.
- Powerful search and organizational capabilities mean that you are all working from one iteration of a document, avoiding confusion over edits and version sprawl. It’s easy to refer back to conversations, with media and files archived alongside the discussion.
- It’s integrated into the Office 365 Suite. Businesses who operate on a Microsoft platform have this tool readily available to them with no extra charge. There is no need to pay for an outside software which serves a similar function.
Communicate anytime, anywhere, any way, with Microsoft Teams.
Teams’ unlimited message history also means you don’t have to kybosh potentially important archives to continue creating new conversations.
With Teams, your teams can come together in the way that works for them. With software integrated into the Microsoft suite, archiving and recalling discussions and files is easy and intuitive. This saves your employees time and frustration, allowing them to focus on the work that matters.
However, don’t take my word for it. Take it from Slack. Choose Microsoft Teams.
“Choose Microsoft Teams.” – Craig Slack, CEO and Co-Founder, BlueSilverShift
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