Be smart: Reduce meetings (and save time) with Microsft Teams

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Be smart: Reduce meetings (and save time) with Microsft Teams

Think about your work day. Consider all the activities and tasks you have completed. Which activity is the most time consuming?

According to many studies, meetings occupy the 15% or even 37% of managers time at work in the United States. Moreover, for CEOs specifically, a recent study in Italy found that they spent 85% of their time meeting or working with others.

Time management has always been one of the central issues for managers. As Peter Drucker (1996) affirmed, “effective executives know that time is the limiting factor”. Indeed, time is limited and tasks, emails and meetings pile up during the day. How to manage time effectively?  The first step is to allocate the right amount of time for the right tasks during the day. Yet, if a manager spends almost all the day in meetings (most of them are useless or unproductive), then something should be revised.

One effective way to reduce meetings and save time, is to use Microsoft Teams and Smarter Meetings. Read the full article to know more on this topic Microsoft Teams and Smarter Meetings.

Remember that if you were already used to virtual meetings, namely meetings via the internet with tools such as Skype for Business in Office 365, the roadmap for 2018 says that you will be able to easily import your Skype for Business contact list to Teams. In this way, all your contacts and groups that you created in Skype for Business will show up in Teams under your contact list. To access your contacts, just click on “Chat” in the left navigation and then on “Contacts”. You will see all the contacts you have, you can know if they are online or offline or if they are available on Skype but not in Teams. If they can be reached on Skype, you can still call or video call them with Teams, but some functionalities of Teams will be reduced.

Teams and Smarter Meetings

By using Microsoft Teams and Smarter Meetings you can easily reduce the time you spend in meetings, being more effective in the digital workspace of the future.