3 lessons from email for firms adopting Microsoft Teams

Don't repeat the mistakes of the past

Whether your firm plans to return to the office full- or part-time in the future, digital collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams are here to stay. Although Teams has proven invaluable for many organizations, it’s important to be thoughtful when implementing it at your firm to avoid repeating past mistakes.

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When the workplace suddenly and forcefully dispersed in 2020, many law firms found themselves looking for new ways to work with colleagues scattered across home offices. Microsoft Teams arose as a popular collaboration option for many firms, and for good reason: Teams is a powerful tool for real-time communication no matter where your colleagues are currently located. With instant messaging, video calls, and group discussion features, Teams was able to sub in for everything from watercooler chats to conference room meetings.

But for all its benefits, Teams also has a drawback—it can fragment your matter files. Fortunately, although the tool is new, the problem is not. Many of the best practices we learned from email also apply to Teams.

This free eBook (no registration required) will help you successfully implement Teams at your organization and avoid the mistakes of the past.