What It Means to Build a Hub for Teamwork

#CollabTalk TweetJam for October 2019Microsoft refers to their Microsoft Teams platform as a “hub for teamwork,” but what does it mean to build and support a “hub” for your organizations? In this month’s #CollabTalk TweetJam our topic will be “Building a Hub for Teamwork.”  Join us on Wednesday, October 30th at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern, as members of the community will come together to discuss the components of a hub for teamwork, how their organizations are extending and automating the capabilities of Teams and other relevant tools and solutions, and how they are defining and measuring success.

You can join the community discussion using Twitter and the #CollabTalk hashtag, leverage the dedicated CollabTalk TweetJam page, or your favorite Twitter platform. You do not need to be an “expert” to participate in the online conversation, and can ask questions, comment on the questions posed, or just “lurk” in the background. These online discussions are open to anyone — you do not have to be on the panel to participate.

This month’s tweetjam and our amazing stats are once again being sponsored by our friends at tyGraph.

If you have never participated in one of these tweetjams, it’s pretty simple: anyone can jump in and share their thoughts, or just lurk in the wings and absorb the wisdom of the crowd. Either way, it’ll be a TON of content to consume in a single hour. You can follow the live session using the Twitter UI of your choice (Twitter.com, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, whatever). How it works is that I’ll post a series of questions every few minutes, and people will respond to Q1, Q2, Q3 and so forth with A1, A2, A3, always including the #CollabTalk hashtag with their answers. Feel free to reply as often (or as little) as you’d like, ask your own follow up questions, share relevant links, re-tweet others, and engage with the audience.

The questions we will discuss during the session include:

  1. How has the nature of teamwork changed/evolved over the past decade?
  2. In your experience, what are the core components of a “hub for teamwork?”
  3. What are the principal tools and solutions that make up your own hub for teamwork, and why?
  4. What is the role of AI in building/extending your hub for teamwork?
  5. How do you define and measure success on your hub for teamwork?
  6. What are you doing to ensure adoption and engagement across your hub for teamwork?
  7. What can organizations do to accelerate their business transformation and better embrace the hub for teamwork strategy?

As always, there will be side-questions, side-conversations, and wise-cracking throughout. This is open to the public, so please join in the discussion! The dialog is usually thought-provoking but also fun.

Participating on this panel (so far):

  • Karuana Gatimu (@karuana), customer advocacy group lead in Microsoft Teams at Microsoft
  • John White (@diverdown1964), SharePoint MVP and cto at UnlimitedViz and tyGraph
  • Vlad Catrinescu (@vladcatrinescu),SharePoint and Office 365 MVP, speaker, and author
  • Eric Riz (@rizinsights), SharePoint MVP and ceo of Empty Cubicle
  • Stacy Deere-Strole (@sldeere), SharePoint MVP and owner of Focal Point Solutions
  • Randy Drisgill (@drisgill), SharePoint MVP and branding and design expert at Rackspace
  • Theresa Eller (@SharePointMadam), SharePoint consultant at Constellation Solutions
  • Eric Overfield (@ericoverfield), Microsoft Regional Director, SharePoint MVP, and founder of PixelMill
  • Ahmed Nabil Mahmoud (@ITCalls_ANabil), Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, IT and security architect lead at Petrofac
  • Kevin McDonnell (@kevmcdonk), senior technical architect at Ballard Chalmers
  • Christina Wheeler (@cwheeler76), Office Apps & Services MVP, SharePoint consultant, trainer and developer with CM Portal Solutions
  • Ryan Schouten (@ShrPntKnight) Office Apps & Services MVP, senior systems engineer at Blizzard Entertainment
  • Nick Brattoli (@Byrdttoli), Microsoft MVP, founder and lead consultant at Byrdttoli Enterprise Consulting
  • Virgil Carroll (@vcmonkey), head monkey at High Monkey
  • Tobiasz Koprowski (@KoprowskiT), Data Platform MVP, founder and consultant at Shadowland Consulting
  • Joel Oleson (@joeloleson), Microsoft Regional Director & MVP, director of SharePoint practice at Perficient
  • Sherman Woo (@SPsherm), business solutions consultant at Uptempo Consulting, co-founder SPS Vancouver
  • Raphael Koellner (@ra_koellner), Office Servers & Services MVP, consultant at Bechtle IT-Systemhouse Cologne
  • and your host, Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), Microsoft MVP & RD, founder & ceo of CollabTalk LLC

If you would like to join our panel, please drop me a line. If you have questions, please connect with me via @buckleyplanet. And thank you again to tyGraph for your support of these CollabTalk tweetjams! And finally, if you are interested in being a sponsor of a future tweetjam, please contact me at CollabTalk

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (https://rencore.com/), leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.