With the continuing burden of e-mail overload and the rapid growth of mobile working, multi-function communication platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, have become essential for a modern workplace to operate efficiently and effectively.

Managing an organisation-wide collaborative platform, however, is no easy task. Strong governance should be in place to contain sprawl, secure internal data and ensure efficiency. 

Good advice on Microsoft Teams governance has been provided in a recent article on the CMSWire blog, listing the 10 most important factors to consider:

  • Managing the creation of groups and teams.
  • Agreeing the purpose behind each group and team.
  • Identify and win over key stakeholders and internal thought leaders to help build and gain company-wide buy-in for governance processes. Agree roles and responsibilities.
  • Managing access and ownership.
  • Plan your policies and processes for the applications and services users are allowed to add.
  • Structuring and enforcing properties and naming conventions.
  • Establish your policies for saving, archiving and deleting content in Teams.
  • Agree which previous business processes Microsoft Teams will replace and/or enhance.
  • Train new users and build relationships with evangelists.
  • Integrate applications that reduce IT and business user burden.

With all the tools provided by Office 365, the implementation of security and governance controls is the winning move in facilitating a successful, scalable adoption and governance strategy.

You can access the full article here – 10 Keys to Microsoft Teams Governance Success