The Importance of Team Status in Project Management
Staying in touch and open for collaboration with colleagues while working from home helps employers feel comfortable with the Work From Home set up and genuinely unites the team under a common communication platform.
In a project management scenario with multiple people involved, being Available on Teams makes it easier and more likely that colleagues will contact you when thy need you. The alternative is that you are showing as Away or unavailable.
Having a way to maintain your presence status in the green Available state empowers employees to step away from the computer without concern for showing Away or their PC from logging out.
Common Challenges in Maintaining a Green Teams Status
With Microsoft Teams the Presence feature will typically show an employee's status as Away after a period of 5 minutes inactivity. There is no overide setting for this so the typical solution is for an employee to keep rushing back to their computer every 5 minutes just to jiggle the mouse or tap a key on their keyboard.
Tools and Software for Employee Tracking
In today's digital age, numerous tools and software are available to help track and manage the status of team members and their status. Project management software, such as Asana, Trello, or Jira, can provide a centralized platform for task management, progress tracking, and collaboration. These tools allow team members to update task statuses, track time spent on each task, and communicate with one another seamlessly.
In addition to project management software, communication tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams can facilitate real-time communication and collaboration, improving team productivity and ensuring that everyone is aligned.
Solution 1: Buy a Mouse Jiggler
Solution 2: View a GIF image in the Teams chat.
Solution 3: Write software or a script
**Solution 4: Hold down the Caps Lock key**
**Solution 5: Caps N Lock® Keyboard Clip**
Maintaining a green status while working from home as part of a team is not an impossible feat. By implementing a solution outlined in this article, you can boost collaboration, and ensure project success. Clear communication, regular check-ins, proper resource allocation, conflict resolution, and a culture of continuous improvement are the keys to keeping people in a team working well. Having solutions to keep the team connected and their Team's status green further enhances their efficiency.
Embrace these strategies, harness the power of technology, and foster a positive work culture to take your team's productivity to new heights. Remember, a green status not only signifies collaboration but in empowering staff to control their status you contribute to a respectful working environment.
Just attach the Caps N Lock® keyboard clip to your Caps Lock key.