Although businesses in some areas are beginning to reopen, plenty of employers are choosing to keep their staff members working from home. While this can help limit the spread of COVID-19 (and reduce overhead costs for businesses), instituting telework has a few drawbacks. Some staff members may be struggling to bear adjustments to their workload, and others may be trying to adapt to a workday without the IT department and support staff on standby. Microsoft Office training can boost productivity for teams working from home by introducing new tools for increased efficiency, tackling gaps in technological literacy, and keeping staff members engaged. Lewis-Price & Associates, Inc. offers a variety of training programs to meet our clients’ diverse needs.
Keep Employees Engaged
With the widespread shift toward telework, many hardworking professionals have become accustomed to spending their full workweek in pajamas. While many people are taking advantage of their time in quarantine to get things done, others are struggling to stay focused. Offering Microsoft Office training can help distracted employees refocus on their tasks and emphasize work and professional development.
Introduce New Tools and Skills with Microsoft Office Training
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., companies in every industry have faced significant changes. Many workers are experiencing shifts in their responsibilities as teams downsize, reconfigure, and reprioritize. Some staff members may be using computer programs and performing tasks they have never encountered before, and Microsoft Office training can help employees adjust. Professionals who have seen a significant surge in work can learn about new tools and shortcuts to optimize efficiency, while workers who are new to these programs can learn the basics and catch up.
Give Staff Members the Tools They Need to Help Themselves
As with any software, troubleshooting and problem solving are critical when using Microsoft Office. Working from home can negatively impact team communication, creating barriers between staff members, IT professionals, and support staff. This can lead to delays when employees face issues with their software. Microsoft Office training can give employees the framework and troubleshooting skills they need to solve smaller problems without having to contact IT. Introducing the tools, features, and standard language used in Microsoft Office programs can significantly reduce the frequency with which staff members must contact others for help. In turn, this can boost productivity for the entire team.
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