Microsoft Teams Productivity Tip
Posted By: Ryan Richardson - 5/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Has Microsoft Teams become a distraction?

You’re in the zone, knocking out a big project you need to finish, and… *ping*… that little red notification pops up on your screen. Of course, you’ll check it. One thing leads to another and suddenly you’re completely caught up on all the latest office activity whether it concerns you or not.

Today we are discussing how a critical tool can become a big distraction, and what you can do to change it. And no, I’m not talking about social media. I mean Microsoft Teams.

There’s a good chance you’re already using it, and we genuinely think you should be! When 90% of the top 100 companies in the world are using such an easily accessible tool, it’s at least worth a try. But while Teams is great for boosting productivity – especially when so many of us are working from home – it can also be a BIG distraction.

Luckily, there is an easy way to make sure your focus time is… well… focus time. Use the Do Not Disturb feature whenever you’re ready to block out the noise. 

Just click on your name and change your ‘available’ status to ‘do not disturb’.

There’s also a large library of productivity-boosting applications that work alongside Teams to give you a helping hand. To explore these, simply click the three dots on the left side of your screen to browse the apps that integrate with Teams and could make your life a little easier.

Remember, Teams is there to help you and your team be more productive. If it’s becoming a distraction, it’s time to take a different approach to using it. Only a few small tweaks can get you refocused and back on track. 

If you’d like assistance implementing Teams at your organization, reach out to us here.

 

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