Microsoft Teams isn’t just an app for video chats. It is, in fact, one of the best collaboration platforms you can come across. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the must-know Microsoft Teams collaboration features that can transform the way you work with your colleagues. We’ll talk about the loop component for real-time collaboration, an easy way of conducting polls and surveys, and even enjoying shared video experiences. Let’s dive in!
Best Microsoft Teams Collaboration Features
The Loop Component: Real-time Collaboration Made Easy
The Loop component is a game-changer when it comes to collaborating with others inside Teams chat. Imagine the convenience of working together on a Google Doc, but now bring that capability directly into your Teams chat.
With the loop component, you can create tables, brainstorm ideas, and work on projects simultaneously with your colleagues, all within the familiar chat interface of Microsoft Teams. It’s as simple as finding the loop icon in your Teams chat, choosing the component type you need and starting your collaborative journey.
Polls Inside Teams: Getting Everyone’s Input
Now, let’s talk about how to conduct polls inside Teams chat. You might think that polls are not about collaboration. But hear this -collaboration isn’t just about sharing ideas, it’s also about listening to others and gathering their input.
To create a poll insdide Teams, click on the ellipsis in your chat and select the Polls option. You can then enter your question and provide multiple answer choices. The best part is, Teams even suggests answers for you to save time! Once the poll is sent, participants can vote and share their preferences. Sending polls inside Teams a collaborative way to gather insights and ensure everyone’s voice is heard.
Surveys with Teamflect: In-depth Feedback and Analysis
While simple polls are useful, sometimes you need more comprehensive surveys to collect feedback or conduct employee engagement assessments.
This is where Teamflect, a popular performance management software for Microsoft Teams, comes into play. Teamflect has advanced survey capabilities, allowing you to create customized surveys with various question types, such as freeform multiple choice, rating, Likert scale, and ranking questions.
You can even divide your surveys into different sections for clarity. Once the surveys are completed, Teamflect automatically converts the answers and generates powerful reports and insights using Microsoft Power BI. These surveys are very customizable, and you can automate these surveys at any interval you want.
One of the best parts of Teamflect is its seamless integration with Microsoft Teams. As it is designed specifically for Microsoft Teams, Teamflect helps you create surveys and collect the feedback you need without ever leaving the chat!
Some other features of Teamflect are:
- The best pulse survey tool for Microsoft Teams
- Easy to navigate dashboard
- 360-degree feedback
- OKR management
- Customizable feedback templates
- Customizable performance review template gallery