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    How to run a green home office and reduce your carbon footprint

    ClearPeople Operations Director Barry Wakelin published these tips on our company intranet for saving money and energy when working from home – and reducing your home office carbon footprint into the bargain. We thought they were good enough to share.

    ClearPeople is a completely virtual company. We all work from home, which provides us with work/life balance and reduces our carbon footprint by removing the need to travel to an office every day.

    These are fantastic benefits, but it also means that we are now individually responsible for our environmental impact - we are now in charge of reducing our carbon footprint in and outside of working hours; we’re now Chief Procurement Office and Energy Efficiency Monitor.

    Our carbon footprint as a business has been dispersed to individual homes. And with the cost of energy being one of the biggest contributors to rapidly rising inflation in the UK, and our impact on the planet in stark focus, now's a good time to review our personal behaviour, consider energy choices and find ways to save money and benefit the planet.

    Using SharePoint for your Intranet: Design Examples & Ideas

    One of the most powerful tools an organization has for building culture – particularly when many employees work remotely – is an intranet. This blog explores using SharePoint Modern for your intranet.

    Remember the TV series The Office? While I imagine most of us can relate to the portrayal of a workplace where no one is very happy and the ways of working are archaic, the world of work today is fortunately quite different. The seismic shift that has had to take place as a result of the pandemic has seen rapid and widespread changes to the way we work.

    According to an Employee Well-being Report by Glint, employee happiness is higher than pre-pandemic levels. Compared to their peers at other organizations, employees at remote work-friendly organizations were 14% more likely to agree they feel safe to speak their minds, and 9% more likely to report that their leaders value different perspectives. A rather different picture to The Office thankfully.

    The key to this is culture, and one of the most powerful tools an organization has for building culture – particularly when many employees are not in the office or are frontline workers – is technology. Creating an intranet, a robust digital hub where people can find and communicate essential information, is a fundamental step towards creating an effective, engaging and productive workspace to replace The Office-era workplace.

    A successful intranet is one of those important factors for a company's success. The uptake of Microsoft 365 technology has been so widespread and rapid since the advent of Covid-19 (about 1 million companies worldwide and 70% of Fortune 500 firms use Office 365), and as ClearPeople is a leading Microsoft global partner with extensive and long-running experience with SharePoint, this blog considers the use of SharePoint Intranet in particular, although the considerations for design and implementation are applicable to any intranet software.

    The role of Microsoft Teams within Project Management

    Collaboration and communication across the organization is essential for project management teams. So it's important that project management teams have the right tools to be able to work effectively. Microsoft Teams provides a channel of communication that contributes to project management success.

    A guide to using Microsoft software as a knowledge base

    In the realm of knowledge management, a knowledge base is often seen as a go-to solution for many organizations. However, as businesses evolve and the demand for more dynamic, intelligent and integrated knowledge management solutions increases, you may want to explore other choices over tradional knowledge base software.

    Does proposal management software really help you win new business?

    Many businesses have to regularly respond to requests for proposals (RFPs) - after all, each RFP is a sales opportunity. But proposals require resources and good proposal management to be successful, and to realise that business growth potential. How well is your business equipped to produce efficient and effective proposals?

    What is proposal management – and who is responsible for it?

    Out-of-the-box intranets vs SharePoint


    What is the difference between out-of-the-box intranets and SharePoint intranets?

    Tips & tools for improving the Microsoft Teams search experience

    Ever tried to find something on Teams and got nowhere? I think we can all relate. Google or Bing 'Microsoft Teams search' and you'll see a long list with terms like 'Microsoft Teams search not working'.

    How to Exclude Suggested Viva Topics

    The amazing thing about Microsoft Viva Topics is how well the AI engine is able to discover and group together lots of content from across your SharePoint Online estate. It is really quite phenomenal to see Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing in action like this and we're getting the same positive and excited reaction from our clients who are using Viva Topics.

    What is Microsoft Loop? All about Loop Workspaces, Pages & Components

    Microsoft Loop is the new application punted to change how people collaborate with their colleagues and perform daily tasks.  

    Everything you’ve been wondering about using SharePoint as an Intranet

    Looking for a new intranet and wondering whether to use SharePoint? If you’ve searched up ‘intranet sharepoint’ / 'sharepoint intranet' you’re not alone. With so many companies using Microsoft 365, and with SharePoint included in their M365 license, SharePoint is a logical choice for intranet software. SharePoint isn’t just a default however, it’s also a solid option; just ask the 200,000-plus organizations and 190 million people who use SharePoint for their intranets, team sites and content management.

    And to add to SharePoint’s appeal, Microsoft has added SharePoint Connections to its offerings.

    In this blog post, we'll examine SharePoint in more detail:

    It’s over 20 years since the creation of the first intranets. Technology has changed greatly in that time. The way people work from anywhere, at any time with any device has changed the world of work dramatically. Increasingly, the best intranets are business critical tools that people rely on to aid their work.