It is no secret, Microsoft Teams is where you live and breathe as your office quickly shifted to remote work. MS Teams is one of the most popular apps – well in the workplace at least. As a communication platform, it allows you to better collaborate with your coworkers. With all the benefits that Microsoft Teams offers, it can be easy to overlook a challenge that it can bring about – it’s too good. When you have a great platform like Microsoft Teams, naturally you want to use it as much as you can, however, this can sometimes make it difficult to manage. Today we’ll talk about a solution for this situation: Valo Teamwork.
The era of Modern Teamwork
With the popularity of Microsoft Teams increasing, the number of Teams created can easily get out of hand as users begin to organize their channels. Being able to create a new Team for each of your departments to store files, plan work, and have conversations is a huge advantage. For the IT department, however, this means Microsoft 365 groups will soon become a headache to manage as the number of groups is growing substantially without any system to govern or control them.
The solution: Valo Teamwork
Enough about the problem, let’s talk solutions – Valo Teamwork. Valo Teamwork is designed to assist you with your collaboration needs in Microsoft 365. It integrates with Microsoft Teams but can also be accessed through SharePoint. It’s a single dashboard with a variety of collaboration tools at your disposal that can help you better manage your Teams. It includes many governance features for administrators and automation for the creation of workspaces.
It really is a game-changer! Here are some real examples of how you can use Valo Teamwork.
Valo Teamwork offers one interface where your employees can browse discoverable Teams and access all the Team and SharePoint Sites that they are permitted to. There’s no need to have to leave the collaboration tool as Team ordering, browsing, discovery, and management are all in one place.
Through a centralized order form in MS Teams employees can request to join Teams, Groups, or Sites.
Create templates for different types of Teams so users don’t waste time setting up Team structures. For example, Valo Teamwork has a template specifically built for HR onboarding to assist the HR team in onboarding as well as give the new employee a holistic view of the organization.
Administrators have the option to set naming policies for any of their templates. When creating a naming policy you can add a prefix to ensure that projects or templates that fall into the same category all have a consistent naming convention. You also have the option to create a naming policy for the site address URL. The ability to set naming policies will allow Teams to have familiarity and organization.
To stay organized, it is important that every group has an owner. Valo Teamwork allows you to set owners for each of your Groups. The owner can be an individual person or an organizational unit. Every team can also be tagged with metadata that connects it to its owner.
When you’re no longer using a workspace, you have the option to archive it so you can view it at a later date and it doesn’t create any clutter on your dashboard. By setting auto-archiving policies, the work is done for you to separate non-active teams from active teams.
Valo Teamwork is a great addition to your workspace through its seamless integration with Microsoft Teams. It brings together all the collaboration tools for employees while allowing administrators to have full control over the Office Groups’ lifecycle and management. You’ll never have to worry about creating more than you can handle in Microsoft Teams – with Valo Teamwork integrated, you can have it all. Interested in learning more?
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