In this guide, I want to help you upgrade your meeting experience. I want to help you to stand out from the rest of the Hollywood Squares. I want to help you engage with your team in ways you may not have thought of until now.
Distance Learning Growing Pains
I have a 12-year-old middle schooler. Her school, like so many others, was forced into a remote learning model as a result of COVID-19. We were sort of lucky since this school provided laptops to all their students as part of their regular learning model, and much of their curriculum was already online. That meant a limited learning curve with the equipment, and mainly a need to learn the platform the school elected to use. I’ve been using Microsoft Teams for years — an exceptionally robust and approachable platform — and found my experience helped with her modest learning curve.
Video conferencing has steadily grown in popularity over the years, achieving a global market size of $3.85 billion USD in 2019. However, with the sudden appearance of the Coronavirus this spring, the demand for video conferencing has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels as more and more employees began working from home
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has kicked remote work into high gear, and while some companies have been prepared for this shift, many have been blindsided. As a result, we are receiving an influx of inquiries around what is the best headset for working at home.
The following is a note from Microsoft corporate vice president Jared Spataro, originally posted March 5, 2020.
With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and countries around the world, teams everywhere are moving to remote work. Earlier this week, I posted a letter from Lily Zheng, our colleague in Shanghai, detailing her team’s experience using Microsoft Teams to work from home during the outbreak.