Classic or Modern? Part 1: Who are You?

We all have different personalities and different preferences. In this small series of blog posts, we will look more closely at how we set ourselves to different technologies and solutions and how to implement and use different solutions in Office 365 so that you can really improve the satisfaction and quality of an organization.

Classic, traditional, old-fashioned (and generally uncomfortable with changes)

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  • You start in Word, Excel or PowerPoint to create a new document.
  • You save documents on local hard drive or file server.
  • You do not want anyone to see the documents you are working with until they are complete.
  • You might (if you have to) upload some of your documents to OneDrive or SharePoint when you are done with them.
  • You send internal emails with attached files to your colleagues.
  • You send internal emails to relevant colleagues to get feedback on attached files.
  • You send internal email to everyone in the organization when you have something important to say.
  • All conversation history with your colleagues can (and shall) be found in your Inbox
  • All incoming email is stored in your inbox. You do not use folders to structure your email. It is not uncommon for you to have 100 unread emails in your inbox.
  • You are rarely visit your intranet
  • You are not using Yammer
  • You are not using Microsoft Teams
  • You have no ambitions to learn a new tool/solution. You have always worked this way and it works for you.

 

Carefully curious and semi-modern. Change can be good but it is a bit scary

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  • You save almost all files on OneDrive (both your personal files and job related files) and you sometimes use SharePoint.
  • You open OneDrive or SharePoint (or maybe even Microsoft Teams) to create a new document where it belongs.
  • You share documents with both colleagues and external users by sending links, to the right and left, to the documents from OneDrive.
  • You synchronize everything from the cloud to your local hard drive.
  • You send internal emails with document links to your colleagues.
  • You send internal emails to relevant colleagues to get feedback on attached files.
  • You send internal email to everyone in the organization (or to email groups) when you have something important to say.
  • All history of dialogue with your colleagues can be found in your Inbox
  • All incoming email is in your inbox, you do not use folders to structure your email. It is not uncommon for you to have 100 unread emails in your inbox.
  • You can imagine looking at new tools and working methods as long as it is not too complicated

 

Modern and curious. Inside the game. Want to contribute to and be involved in the future

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  • You are not afraid to save your information in the cloud. The cloud is your friend.
  • You use email only when you really need to.
  • When creating a new document, you do it directly in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint or OneDrive.
  • When you want feedback on a document, ask for it in the channel (in Microsoft Teams) where the document is located.
  • You communicate with your project members via Microsoft Teams
  • You use “Private Chat” in Microsoft Teams when you want a private dialogue with one or more of your colleagues.
  • If you want to reach out with information to a group of colleagues (either a project team or an organizational unit) then you use “conversations” and @mentions in a channel in a Microsoft Team.
  • When you are going to have a meeting, you create a Microsoft Team meeting so that those who cannot be physically present can participate via video.
  • You practice “Working out loud” and use Yammer to share experiences (both problems and solutions) with your colleagues
  • You have the organization’s intranet as your home page in your browser and you check the news every day to not miss something important.
  • You are driven by curiosity and are happy to test everything that is new. Perhaps this can lead to you finding ways and tools that make your organization work better together.

 

Don’t miss the upcoming “Classic or Modern Part 2: So you’re the classic type? What can we do for you?”

 

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