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Microsoft Teams has quickly spread across the RTÉ campus

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

Former M365 Lead

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Microsoft Teams has quickly spread across the RTÉ campus

How an untapped resource in RTÉ helped dispersed teams collaborate and improve efficiency

We recently worked with RTÉ to drive learning and collaboration. I was struck by how they have embraced Microsoft Teams and how they are now using it as a tool to drive information sharing and collaboration in their organisation with their dispersed work force.

Today’s workplace is evolving, with companies at every level of industry adopting a digital culture. Although organisations may differ in the way they have integrated digital technology into their operations, there’s really no such thing as non-digital business anymore. With employees now on 2x as many teams as 5 years ago and with a greater demand to support remote working, organisations should be considering if they have the right technology to support this shift.

Technology is transforming business for the better. Organisations that provide their employees with the tools to connect and collaborate digitally experience higher productivity, better communication and greater mobility. A strong digital culture can impact on the overall culture of the organisation, contributing to higher morale ­­and the ability to attract and retain talented staff.

Supporting a digital workforce is beneficial across all industries and if you are not already embracing technology to encourage stronger teamwork, here’s why it might be something to consider:

Easier collaboration means better communication and productivity 

The way we work is changing. It’s faster-paced combined with higher pressure. There’s a sense that everything is needed immediately.

We can see how important collaboration is for today’s workforce as more and more people are adopting Microsoft Teams. Teams is a hub for teamwork, a chat-based workspace that enables teams to be more productive by giving them a single and secure location, bringing together everything a team needs: chats, meetings, calls, files, and tools.

While it has become an essential tool for productivity, it has also improved communication in the organisations that use it, ensuring all team members are connected to the latest updates in their organisation and industry.

Live Broadcasting on Microsoft Teams is a great way of training and motivating your staff, being inclusive of all employees regardless of their location. With developments in video communication such as Teams’ Cloud Video Interoperability and Background Blur, your employees can present professionally and securely from anywhere, whether it’s a café, an airport waiting lounge or their own home. And with high quality video calls and instant chat, it’s easier than ever for co-workers to communicate and collaborate in a way that’s almost as seamless as being in the same room.

four people around the table video chatting to two people on Microsoft Teams

RTÉ use Microsoft Teams to enhance learning and collaboration across their dispersed work force

Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), Ireland’s national broadcaster has a long history of innovation and pioneering in broadcasting. The discussion began with a challenge – the Learning and Access department wanted a shared online community. RTÉ have a very dispersed work force, close to 2,000 employees, across multiple platforms and regions ““we needed to find a more efficient way of creating training programmes that would engage people and centralise training while developing communities of learning. Technology is a key channel for this as not all training is face to face. “ Microsoft’s Adoption Change Management Consultant worked with RTÉ and ran several workshops where we focused on their challenges and then discussed what technology could support their requirements. Microsoft Teams was identified as the most relevant solution to address all their needs.

Microsoft Teams has transformed how RTÉ delivers training internally by centralising training courses from a paper-based experience to an online community environment that allows attendees to continue their learning and collaboration long after the offsite training has been completed. Teams has enabled RTÉ to enhance face to face learning.

Teams has quickly spread across the RTÉ campus. Teams has rolled out to the Operations department to manage operational resources and the Project Management Office is now rolling out all projects through Teams. To get people up to speed on the benefits of Microsoft Teams, RTÉ tapped into employeee’s passions by supporting their Running groups, Choirs and Irish Language classes on Teams. RTÉ are continuing to see where Teams can add benefit within their organisation.

With RTÉ, it’s been fantastic to be able to work with such an iconic customer who is on a sustained cultural transformation journey. By removing the technology from conversation and focusing on business needs and more importantly challenges we managed to show the real value in adopting and using Teams.

Microsoft Teams is currently supporting collaboration in 500,000+ companies worldwide. If you want to embrace the newest trends in technology then download Microsoft Teams for free now.

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