Medicine Hat’s largest local insurance agency shines through COVID-19 with Microsoft Teams.
COVID-19 changed the operational landscape for many businesses in a variety of industries. Reliance Insurance Agencies was able to transition quickly and reliably to a remote infrastructure thanks to their investment in Microsoft 365 and Teams.
Typically employees at many organizations are expected to access a variety of cloud applications, dozens of shared files, and multiple communication channels. This creates many challenges for Teamwork in the modern workplace. Reliance Insurance saw this challenge several months ago and, under the coordination of Partek, was able to transition their business to the Microsoft Office 365 suite.
The modern workplace is more social.
End-users across organizations use an average of 4 devices each, and 45% of them use some form of social tool at work to communicate and collaborate. There are currently upwards of 5 generations in the workforce, which puts a pressure on finding new ways to communicate amongst those team members. COVID-19 increased the need to work remotely, and it’s estimated that by the end of 2020 up to 72% of the workforce will be working remotely in some fashion. Microsoft Teams bridges the gap by becoming the go-to tool for collaboration and teamwork. Communicate through chat, meetings, and calls. Collaborate with integration into Office 365 Apps, both natively and in the cloud. Customize and extend with 3rd party apps, processes, and devices. And work confidently with enterprise-grade security, auditing, and compliance.
Thankfully Microsoft Teams allows for a hub that can give your team built-in access to everything they need right in Office 365. Manage all your conversations, files, and tools in one workspace. Enjoy instant access to SharePoint, OneNote, Planner and Power BI. Create and edit documents right in Microsoft Teams. Speed employee onboarding with persistent conversations and instant access to files. Search across people, files, and chats within one hub for teamwork.
Online meetings with HD video, VoIP, and dial-in audio conferencing options provide a collaborative way for team members in any location, on any device, to keep their finger on the pulse.
Conversations, files and tools in a single team workspace.
Threaded, persistent, and contextual chat allows for staff to share information in and open and transparent way. Private Chats for 1:1, or Group Chats allow for customization on topic.