top of page

Microsoft Teams Productivity Tip

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.


Run Business Solutions is an IT managed services and website services provider based in Amarillo, TX. We support small to mid-sized businesses both regionally and throughout the country. We pride ourselves on helping businesses leverage technology, not just tolerate it. Runbiz is focused on enthusiastically providing excellent technical strategy, services, and solutions that drive our customers' businesses forward. We are passionate about our mission to empower you to do what you do best.

To learn more about our approach to IT, visit our Managed IT or Co-Managed IT pages. If you are looking to revamp your website to look and perform better, visit our Website Services page for more information.

To speak directly to a member of our team, fill out the consultation form! We would love to learn more about your company, your technology needs, and how we can address the unique challenges you face.

bottom of page