Arising from the COVID-19 pandemic was the Government guidance that wherever possible, people must work from home. This has been a significant change to the norm for many, and has been challenging in a number of ways. According to the Office for National Statistics, in April 2020 46.6% of people in employment did some work at home, and of those 86% did so as a direct result of the pandemic. For those who did remain in the workplace, many face-to-face meetings quickly became a thing of the past.
In order to facilitate these new, remote ways of working, we have seen a number of online platforms rolled-out at scale, one of which was Microsoft (MS) Teams. As with any new tools in the workplace there can be significant learning curves, but despite this we have experienced significant benefits – from the miles in travel saved, to better engagement with wider audiences. One thing has certainly become clear – as the COVID-19 restrictions ease, MS Teams is far too valuable to be left behind and its use must be sustained.
We are therefore pleased to be able to share with you an MS Teams training session, delivered by Redmoor Health, which took place in March 2021*:
There is also a useful pdf document to accompany this video – please click here to download it.
Did you know? You can download MS Teams for FREE onto your PC via the Microsoft website, as well as onto your smartphone or tablet:
COMING SOON! CLIC, in collaboration with North Cumbria Library & Knowledge Services, is planning some additional sessions on understanding and making the best of MS Teams. Please keep an eye on the CLIC website for more details! If you haven’t already done so, you might want to sign-up to the CLIC website and monthly eBulletin to be first to hear about our latest news and events: www.theclic.org.uk/sign-up
REMEMBER: In these challenging times, it’s important that we look after our own health and wellbeing. Virtually LOC in the Lakes 2021: PAUSE. REFRESH. MOVE FORWARD. is taking place 15th – 18th June, will bring you an entire week of online events designed to offer some practical tools and techniques to enhance your wellbeing, as well as support leaders and managers in revitalising their teams. Click here to find out more…
*Please note that there are some features of MS Teams that are not yet accessible via work devices.