Chapter 8

Taming the Noise and Staying Focused


Bullet Figuring out how to reduce noise in Teams

Bullet Taking control of too many channels

Bullet Searching and filtering teams and channels

Bullet Using hashtags to make searching easier

When I work with organizations to adopt Microsoft Teams, I usually make the same observation: There seems to be a point when an organization goes from having a few people using Teams here and there, to everyone using Teams for seemingly all communication. When this happens, Teams becomes very noisy very fast! Luckily, some of the features of Teams have been designed specifically to help you get a handle on all this activity.

In this chapter, you find out how to use Teams to focus on the communication that matters to you and ignore the rest. You learn how to set the Activity feed to filter conversations, pin and follow channels that are of interest to you, and set up notifications for the topics important to you. I also share some of the tips I have learned over the years that help me stay focused yet be available for critically important communications.

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