How to Improve Communication Collaboration within Your Organization

How to Improve Communication Collaboration within Your Organization

In our increasingly connected world new tech tools pop-up everyday that claim to make us smarter, more productive, more connected. At the heart of these innovations is the personal device culture. Do you have a device of some kind, smart phone or tablet, within arms reach right now?  If so, you have the ability to order a pizza with a text message, pay your mortgage with the touch of a button and even watch your dog chew the shoes you accidentally left out this morning.  As advances in productivity tools abound, are you taking advantage of new technologies to improve communication and collaboration within your organization?

Microsoft Office 365 is the bridge that connects the way you work with the way you play.  Using that very smart phone or tablet you always have by your side, you can now improve communication and collaboration with your co-workers and business contacts in a way that was never before possible.  With new innovations like Teams, MS O365 extends the familiar productivity tools like Word, Excel and PowerPoint to drive productivity in your organization, freeing you up to do the work that matters most (and spend more time checking that dog monitor).

How would wide spread adoption of productivity tools in the workplace transform the way you do business? 

Let’s look at three components of the MS O365 productivity suite where user adoption can lay the foundation for improved communication and collaboration.


The latest addition to the O365 suite, Teams is a group chat software.  This new chat based platform enables collaboration between team members on a project level or private level.  Tightly integrated with it’s fellow Office tools, Skype allows for in the moment video chat, Word, Excel & PowerPoint docs can be opened and edited within the app for group collaboration and all the work is stored in SharePoint.  This hub for teamwork allows you to manage all your content, tools, people and conversations in the team work space, without ever leaving the app.

*Teams will be generally available for all MS O365 licenses in Spring 2017.   

Introducing Microsoft Teamsclick here to watch short video.


OneNote is the digital note taking app for all of your devices.  Competing with the likes of Google Keep, Evernote and iCloud Notes, OneNote allows for free form listing, scribbling and photo storage, organized neatly in pages divided by sections within notebooks.  Use it simply for grocery lists or plan full blown projects with bitmap images, annotated using a Stylus or drawing tool.  Widely popular for classroom or training use, teachers can bring students together in a collaborative space or give individual support in private notebooks. In a connected classroom, there is no need to print the handouts, lessons are organized and assignments are distributed from a central content library.

See how you can harness the potential of your thoughts and discoveries with OneNote.


SharePoint is a secure place to organize, share, and access information from almost any device. Essentially a team website, organizations use SharePoint to store, retrieve, search, archive, track, manage and report on electronic documents and records. SharePoint also contains team collaboration capabilities, including: project scheduling (integrated with Outlook and Project), social collaboration, shared mailboxes, and project related document storage and collaboration.

Watch this 3 minute video to see how SharePoint works.

Are you ready to explore how the Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite can help evolve your workplace? Contact an Admiral Executive to learn more.  

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