How to Use Microsoft Shifts in Teams


With an incredible Phone System, Microsoft Teams is already better than traditional VoIP services that have become staples of businesses around the world over the past 20 years.

While Microsoft Teams is useful for office work, the group of innovators behind Teams has ensured that the value of Microsoft Teams isn’t lost when workers leave the cubicle. Shift workers in companies across a variety of industries are able to leverage the power of Microsoft Teams to enhance team collaboration to work smarter, not harder.  

Aerial of a warehouse with trucks.The Idea Behind Shifts

Keeping track of shift-based schedules can often be a hassle for both managers and workers alike. For managers, organizing workers and ensuring that none are double-booked or over-worked. For workers, keeping track of what shifts you’re scheduled to work each day can seem like its own full-time job – especially if scheduling is inconsistent. “Shifts” in Microsoft Teams is a tool that not only shares schedules with the entire team, but also allows for timekeeping, note sharing, work groups and more.

Instead of getting caught up in the logistics of shift work, Microsoft Teams streamlines the entire process to keep you informed throughout every step of the workweek from schedule planning to day-of executions.

A collection of construction safety equipment.Real-World Uses

As a foundational part of the way that companies around the world tackle their weekly workloads, the ability to better manage shift work has the power to revolutionize companies on a global scale. Construction workers, baristas, student workers, and more will all share the same technology that is bound to simplify the way that they organize responsibilities and manage their weekly responsibilities.

selective focus photography of person using smartphoneThe Power of Information

When everyone on the team is on the same page, work just simply goes smoother. There are fewer questions, the end goals are clear, and everyone has an understanding of their role in the workflow. By partnering useful notes with scheduling information, employers can ensure that their workers have the knowledge that they need to maximize the value of each individual shift.

Do you think that Shifts would be the tool that takes your team to the next level? Learn more about Microsoft Shifts and its integration with Microsoft Teams.

Are you thinking about getting started with Microsoft Teams via Office 365? The SeedSpark team can partner with your employees to implement and train them on the latest and greatest in tech.

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Written by Samuel Adams

As a lifelong fan of technology, Sam has always had a deep interest in learning about the latest innovations and how they are revolutionizing the worlds of business, marketing, and entertainment. As Social Media and Content Specialist at SeedSpark, he spends time chasing the newest trends and breakthroughs pushing the digital transformation in our personal and professional lives.

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