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Despite the increasing adoption of the path of “digital transformation” by more and more Saudi organizations out there, the challenges some may face in getting users to truly adopt new software remain on the table.
So today, we’d like to share with you some of the incredible tools and resources suggested by Stephen Rose to – hopefully – help drive adoption with your users. These tools provide users with the right resources to build the skillsets needed to be successful while providing you with the insights you need to track adoption. So, with no further ado, let’s get started:
Start with understanding how Microsoft 365 can improve productivity in your specific role or industry using scenarios and best practices with the Productivity Library. The Productivity Library is available for a wide range of industries including financial services, retail, and healthcare and gets granular for roles like operations, sales, and human resources.
The Microsoft 365 Adoption Guide helps you to not only identify and prioritize key scenarios, but also helps you understand how to best build and launch your adoption plan with your stakeholders. The Microsoft 365 Adoption Guide will help you drive business value by showing you how to monitor and track adoption and usage.
When you’re ready to start training your users, we recommend leveraging the power of the Office 365 Champions program. This program is designed to help you create a circle of influence for those early adopters or go-to people in your organization and empower them to become your Office 365 Champions. This program provides support and resources to help these users find more efficient way to tackle everyday tasks and then share those learnings with their peers.
Did you know you can build a custom training portal with just a few clicks? Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways is a customizable, on-demand learning solution designed to increase usage and adoption of Microsoft 365 services in your organization. This includes on-demand custom training, SharePoint Online portal provisioning, and straightforward steps to provision, customize, and share your new portal with users.
Once you implement some of these learning resources you’ll need some tools to help you to track your software adoption progress. The new Microsoft Productivity Score—currently in private preview—will provide you with visibility into how your organization works, insights that identify where you can enable improved experiences so people can reach their goals, and actions to update skills and systems so everyone can do their best work.
For companies who want to help their employees better understand how they spend their time and guide them to better work habits and team norms, we encourage you to turn on MyAnalytics. This tool helps users improve their focus, wellbeing, network, and collaboration. MyAnalytics is available to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 Enterprise and Business suite users.
Finally, for a top-down view, we offer Workplace Analytics. Workplace Analytics provides more advanced tools to discover and analyze the business impact of the way people work and help drive change through MyAnalytics. It gives you a view into collaboration patterns that empowers organizations to act with agility, improve employee experience, and sharpen customer focus. Workplace Analytics is available as a Microsoft 365 add-on service.
To help you better understand why Microsoft 365 is the world’s productivity cloud, we encourage you to check out the Microsoft 365 Knowledge podcast. Hosted by veteran IT blogger Paul Thurrott and Stephen Rose himself, this podcast series digs into the features and functionality across the products that make up Microsoft 365. Thurrott & Rose also share real-world tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the product. The first two episodes are available on demand.
Every company’s path to digital transformation is different. Over the next few months you can expect to get more resources, as well as interviews with organizations who share their tips and secrets on their own successful transformations and their learnings from these projects on how they harnessed the transformative power of Microsoft 365—the world’s productivity cloud.