Management Assistance Program
Tips and Tricks Using Microsoft Teams for Project Collaboration
By Jim Calloway
Microsoft Teams is a powerful collaboration tool. But it does require a bit of training. Done correctly, instead of searching through your inbox for email discussions that took place over weeks, each subject under Teams can have a different area with all the discussions and files neatly arranged.
Microsoft hosts free Microsoft Teams video training. My suggestion is your first use of Teams is better done for back-office projects than client projects. For example, if the firm is testing out new software or is working on a move to a new location. Teams can shine on those projects where discussion takes place irregularly over time. It helps one get back up to speed quickly when it is time to turn one’s attention back to a project.
The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) posted Tips and Tricks Using Microsoft Teams for Project Collaboration to its blog earlier this year. After your team has completed its initial training on Teams, these tips provide some great practice “how to” advice.