I’m Tove, the Marketing Executive at Resolution IT. Earlier this year, I moved to Wales with my partner, and I’ve been working remotely ever since.
I’ve been working remotely from the UK for two months now and things have gone surprisingly smoothly. So far, I’ve not missed any meetings, I can still play an active role in the Social and Community Committee, I know everything that’s going on at the Res HQ and I’m still able to collaborate on documents alongside my teammates – even though I’m 253 miles from the office. Not bad, huh?
Microsoft 365 has made this whole thing possible. The vast network of communicative and collaborative tools has meant I’m able to continue my role without any major changes to how I do things.
Microsoft Teams is an absolute saviour for remote working – the chat function is great for keeping in touch with people and sending through quick requests, our channels are always up to date with team news and company updates so I’m always aware of what’s going on, and of course the video chat function means I get to see everyone’s lovely faces. It also means people can easily send me photos of everything that’s going on so I can keep on top of our social media.
I definitely had concerns about feeling a little isolated and missing my teammates, but I actually speak to people just as much now as I did when I was in the office. Everyone makes a real effort to call me on Teams so we can speak face-to-face, even if it’s just a quick question, and that makes all the difference.