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Survey of five countries including UK finds staff now believe they will be working from home until June European office workers’ expectations about when they will be able to go back to their desks after the pandemic have slipped to the summer, according to a survey, as office return dates have been further delayed. Despite the coronavirus vaccination programme and lockdown restrictions,...

Any and every work environment requires a predetermined level of professionalism assigned to every task you undertake. There are the obvious ways of showing a certain level of professionalism - most businesses have a dress code (for example, arriving at your job in the office in a pair of shorts and your favourite football team’s jersey would be considered unprofessional,...

The world is in the midst of the worst health epidemic in a generation and businesses have been forced to adapt the way they work in order to continue trading. This adaptation has often come in the form of a partial remote working team. Microsoft has made this transition possible with the introduction of tools which have been designed and adapted...

Peter says that the cyber-attacks on his company are relentless. "We see tens of different hacking attacks every single week. It is never ending." A senior computer network manager for a global financial services company, Peter (who did not want to give his surname, or the name of his employer, due to his firm's anxieties surrounding cyber-security), says they are bombarded from...

Microsoft has reminded users of Skype for Business Online that the clock is ticking in the race to move across to Teams. The Redmond-based firm has told Skype for Business Online users that they have until July 31, 2021, to complete the migration. Skype for Business Online users have had plenty of time to prefer for the move, having first been informed...

The longer-term challenges of remote working, beyond the practicalities of IT setups, are starting to show. But remote working doesn’t need to cull creativity. Sharing her thoughts on the subject is Aleksandra Sulimko, global HR director of independent digital studio TheSoul Publishing. Aleksandra manages a workforce of 1,700 people, across 70 different countries. Even before the pandemic, 80% of the team...

Covid-19 changed the way of working. Most people, due to lockdown, were forced to move to remote working. It proved to be effective, even though there were some exceptions. The pandemic turned the whole world upside down. Many employers are sure that despite a number of errors, which accompanied the massive transfer of staff to remote work, this format will not only take...

Problem: Working together on the same files and documents can be difficult Solution: Live Co-Authoring in Microsoft 365 Working collaboratively is of the utmost importance when running a business. It ensures that the most productive ideas make their way from being just thoughts to actually being of benefit to the company in the long run, from ways of increasing productivity levels to...

Meetings are essential within a thriving business. They give you the chance to converse with your employees on a more personal level and without the distraction of your daily tasks getting in the way. These conversations give everyone an opportunity to voice their opinion - your employees feel like their opinion is valued and listened to and that is so...

Problem: Needing a place to instant message and send files and documents securely among team members (internally and externally) Solution: Microsoft Teams ‘Chat’ feature Communication between yourself and employees and also between employees is paramount in achieving a thriving work environment. By communication I do not mean just having a leisurely chat – although that is important too – I mean communication...

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