I recently conducted a highly appreciated session at a CIO event in Mumbai. This 45 minute video is a MUST WATCH for every CIO and IT professional who is involved in effective utilization of Office and Office 365.
You can download it from HERE (46 MB WMV video).
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The recording resolution is intentionally low to keep the file size small. Some colors may show banding. But it is good enough resolution as a reference.
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This has been a problem even before Office 365 was introduced. When it comes to ANY office product, there is NOBODY responsible for implementing it fully and ensuring that there is effective utilization.
Photo by W. L. King, Millersberg, Ohio; by courtesy of Military Intelligence Div., General Staff, U.S. Army.
Continue reading Office 365 Worst Practices – Part 3 – Nobody is officially responsible for effective utilization
In my opinion this is the worst Worst Practice. The full list is available here. Here I will discuss why phased release is bad and provide a better approach. The primary objective is to increase efficiency across the organization rapidly using the integrated Office 365 platform. Your inputs are most welcome.
Continue reading Office 365 Worst Practices – Part 2 – Phased Release: Underutilization by Design!
||Humorous, sarcastic and hard-hitting keynote speech video.
Learn the secrets of maximizing efficiency using Office.
23 min Video
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Deploying Office 365 is easy. It offers thousands of powerful features.Finding out where to use this features in business context is not so easy.Here is how you find those scenarios.
Estimated reading time 8 min.
Continue reading Identifying usage scenarios for Office 365 adoption
Office 365 is becoming popular.
Deploying it is easy. But effective adoption and full utilization is not.
Here is how you manage all the stakeholders while driving adoption.
Estimated reading time 7 min
Continue reading Managing Stakeholders in Office 365 Adoption
||“At first” is the key issue here.Often intranet is the first project undertaken by IT. This is not the best choice.
Find out what is the best way to ensure maximum benefits from SharePoint.
Estimated reading time 4 min
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This is the continuation of the article Basic vs. Advanced – the psychological deterrent to efficient Office usage! It is difficult to teach thousands of features to thousands of users. But there is a different approach available – Imparting Generic Skills rather than specific skills. Let us explore the completely ignored dropdown.
Let us explore and find out more about it with an example.
Continue reading Generic Skills: Drop that dropdown!
Many training programs and books are divided into two varieties – Basic and Advanced. This classification gets ingrained in the mind of users who have neither attended any training nor read any book. From what I have observed and analyzed over the last decade, this thought process is a key deterrent to effective and efficient usage of Microsoft Office. At least I have not come across any source which discusses this issue. Therefore, I am addressing it in this article.
Continue reading Basic vs. Advanced – the psychological deterrent to efficient Office usage!
The title sounds negative. Please don’t get offended. Don’t take it personally.
This is based on what I have seen and experienced while coaching over 210,000 users globally over the last 11 years. Let me complete the sentence “everyone uses but nobody cares whether it is being used fully and appropriately across the organization”
And of course, I am not just complaining. I will also provide a solution approach.
Continue reading Microsoft Office Paradox – everyone uses but nobody cares