Adopt & Embrace Microsoft Teams: A manager's guide to communication, collaboration, and coordination with Microsoft Teams

Adopt & Embrace Microsoft Teams: A manager's guide to communication, collaboration, and coordination with Microsoft Teams

Adopt & Embrace Microsoft Teams: A manager's guide to communication, collaboration, and coordination with Microsoft Teams

Adopt & Embrace Microsoft Teams: A manager's guide to communication, collaboration, and coordination with Microsoft Teams


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You don’t need to spend your day stuck in email, or endless meetings! 

Set your team up for success with practical guidance designed specifically for Executives, Managers and Team Leaders who want to achieve more, using Microsoft Teams. Embrace new work practices. Improve business processes. Unlock real business value. 

…and get your lunch break back!

At Adopt & Embrace, we know how hard it can be to manage your team in an increasingly connected and distributed world. After working with 100s of organisations and hundreds of thousands of people to create a positive impact with Office 365, and being awarded as Microsoft’s Global Partner of the Year in 2018 for Teamwork… our Adopt & Embrace tean have captured our lessons learned… our secret sauce for sustainable, long term success with Microsoft Teams.

Reading Adopt & Embrace Microsoft Teams will empower you to structure how your team communicates, collaborates, and coordinates in a way that will help you achieve your professional, and personal goals. 

Practical guidance that will help you use Microsoft Teams to:

  • Improve your situational awareness
  • Reduce the overwhelm of your inbox
  • Empower your team to do more

Break free of mundane management and create better way of working for your people. And get out of the office on time!

"This book is THE authoritive resource for managers looking to achieve their business outcomes using Microsoft Teams" -- Eoin Connors

"This book is such a massive step towards helping business people thing differently about working (enabled by Microsoft Teams).  A world away from the "which tool when" guide that is often the default for working out when to use Teams" -- Joanna Teirney

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648745303
Publisher: Adopt & Embrace Pty Ltd
Publication date: 12/01/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 272
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Paul Woods is the Founder of Adopt&Embrace. Adopt&Embrace is focused on helping people get their day back through sustainable, relevant, and focused adoption of Microsoft 365 that results in real business outcomes. Adopt&Embrace was announced as a 2018 Microsoft Global Partner of the year after just 2 years and 9 months in operation, which follows being a Microsoft Australia Partner of the Year in 2016 after just 9 months of operation. Before staring Adopt&Embrace in 2015 Paul had various marketing and management roles at a major Australian Microsoft Partner, and was a Technology Specialist at Microsoft Australia. He recently completed research as part of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program at the Queensland University of Technology focused on technology enabled mobile work, and the porosity of work/life borders; and has been a member of the teaching team at the QUT Business School for Strategic Management, and Negotiation Across Borders. Awarded Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award 10 times, Paul is a regular speaker at community-based events, and at regional and global Microsoft Conferences like Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft Ignite: The Tour, and Microsoft Inspire. Find him on Twitter as @paulwoods or LinkedIn at
Helen Blunden is the Community Manager for Adopt&Embrace and has over 23 years of experience in learning and development across private, public and not-for-profit organisations. With a specialty in performance consulting and informal learning, she believes that organisations need to help their employees build new skills to navigate through a complex world of constant change. Helen has a passion for enabling people to learn beyond the traditional tools. She believes in the power of networks and communities supported by social tools that drive collaboration, meaning and engagement in the work. Helen believes that the "learning is the work and the work is the learning" - the tools are instruments that enable us to connect with peers who can inspire us with fresh new ideas so that we can apply them into our own personal or professional contexts. With experience across all forms of learning, from facilitator-led instruction, online and blended, virtual and social, she practices what she preaches. She is an active user of social tools and emerging technologies and uses these with her clients to put the fun, exploration and curiosity back into learning. Find her on Twitter as @activatelearn or LinkedIn at
Benjamin Elias is a Senior Adoption Specialist at Adopt&Embrace and has been awarded as a Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft in the Office Apps&Services category. Passionate about creativity and innovation, he plays where humans and technology intersect. Benjamin started off life as an engineer, completed a psychology major, went to work for a bank, ran a SaaS start-up, and now combines all those experiences to help people use technology more effectively at work. His journey into the Microsoft world started as a citizen developer with Yammer apps, after becoming interested in the social networking tool. He has since been invited to speak at Build 2019, Microsoft's premier developer conference, about a Teams app he developed which used artificial intelligence to organise team coffee orders. As the only person in the team who can code, he gets given special projects with surprising regularity. Find him on Twitter as @collabital or LinkedIn at

Table of Contents

Before We Begin
Part One Getting to Know Microsoft Teams

  • A Different Way to Communicate
  • A Different Way to Collaborate
  • A Different Way to Coordinate

Part Two The 10Ps:  A Framework for Collaboration and Coordination Success

  • Problem
  • Purpose
  • People
  • Priorities
  • Principles
  • Plugins
  • Permissions
  • Performance
  • Provisioning
  • Perishability

Part Three Patterns From the Real World

  • Expert Community of Practice
  • Graduate Induction & Onboarding    
  • Business Conference Planing
  • Regional Sales Team Meetings
  • Board and Committee Meetings
  • Customer Service
  • 1:1s / Employee Experience

Next Steps
Appendix:  Microsoft Teams Resources
Appendix:  Glossary
About the Authors

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