A recent post that popped-up on my personal LinkedIn account highlighted the useful privacy (blurring) feature when using video chat in Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams Background Blur

Hide the Mess in Your Office During Meetings

Some cynics may say ‘that’s a nice gimmick!’ But Microsoft Teams also delivers some significant economic benefits, upon which decision-makers can ‘hang their hat’ when deciding whether to deploy Microsoft Teams or not.

A recent report by independent research consultants – Forester Consulting – provided the following insightful quantifiable benefits based on real User activity.

The Microsoft Teams Top 10

  • Teams reduces the total number and duration of meetings – less time is spent on setup and call quality issues, whilst information workers get more out of their meetings and require fewer of them overall.
  • With Teams, companies reduce many other communication software and hardware solutions – companies reported reduced web-conferencing, long-distance, mobile phone, and on-premise telephony solutions costs by switching to Teams.
  • By Year 3, Users of Teams found online meetings replace 150 overnight trips
  • Teams allows Information workers to save 4 hours per week from improved collaboration and information sharing – features like coauthoring, version control, searching documents and conversations enables information workers to more effectively collaborate in real time.
  • Teams for Firstline Workers saves Users 45 minutes per week collaborating with colleagues – Firstline workers are better able to share information and find resources to complete their jobs.Microsoft Teams
  • Decision makers using Teams improve their time-to-decision by 17.7% – having information and resources readily available via the Teams shared workspace and being able to confer with their peers more efficiently enables executives and key decision makers to make decisions faster.
  • Teams improved worker satisfaction, integration and empowerment reduce attrition rates – the attrition rate for workers decreases from 11.8% to 11.4%, translating to 20 fewer employees leaving. Additionally, Teams reduces the time to train and onboard all new employees.
  • Teams reduced the time spent switching between applications each day – Information workers save 15 minutes per day and firstline workers 5 minutes per day by having features and information sources available within Teams, rather than switching between apps.
  • Employees who work with outside organisations save time by having a shared workspace – Teams can be extended to customers, suppliers, and other outside parties. This enables better collaboration across organisations, which increases customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Having resources available online in Teams reduces downtime – resource availability in one cloud-based location reduces user downtime. Across all information and firstline workers, the average reduction is 14.6%.

To receive a demonstration on how Microsoft Teams can benefit your organisation, please contact CTO today on 01135 329800.

Thanks for reading.

Richard