Why you need to go to modernity—and beyond
February 16, 2021
While we may have slipped easily into remote working, many of us needed to embrace new tech to better replicate the office experience. We still craved face-to-face meetings and water cooler serendipity. And business continuity meant maintaining open, direct dialogue between our teams and our clients was essential. With an ever-changing landscape and, more recently, a pandemic, we are reminded that our priority is to collaborate as fast and safely as possible.
Here at Accenture, we aim to use technology to create the best employee experiences. We want to bring the right tools to where our people work, not the other way around. Which is why we chose Microsoft Teams as a solution to improving collaboration and productivity company-wide. As part of our journey to an elastic, digital workplace, we are using Teams’ versatility to make our business more agile. It’s an approach that has required us to encourage our people embrace modernity and go beyond “business as usual” ways of working.
Microsoft Teams is a chat-centered collaboration platform that brings together collections of people, content and tools to get things done. Our updated case study shares how we’ve deployed Teams in stages to transition from organic growth to large-scale access and adoption. And the process was made easier given that Teams is woven into the Microsoft Office 365 fabric—a familiar platform for Accenture people.
Today, all of our more than 500,000 people have transitioned to Teams and Accenture is Microsoft’s largest enterprise user. What does that look like? Well, our monthly stats include 107M minutes of video conferences, 1.1B minutes of audio, 582M chat messages and 70M mobile minutes. We have seen a massive increase in overall Teams usage—257% increase for audio and 642% for video usage in the past year.
We’ve worked together with Microsoft to create a Teams Resource Center to share leading practices. And we’ve seen how Teams has brought its magic to a broader context—transforming and enhancing the relationships with our clients and between our own people, partners and vendors.
Here’s just some of the benefits you can realize from embracing Teams:
By modernizing our way of working using Teams, we’re bringing the data, insights and services to where our people work, and putting the tools in their hands to live a truly cloud native life. Read the full Teams story for more.
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