How to Get Your Business Units to Use Office 365

By: Michael Stein | August 3, 2017

Not getting the most out of Office 365? An easy training platform can make the difference for your teams to use Office 365 and to increase adoption across your organization.

So, you’ve decided to invest in Office 365 training to ensure all your departments are getting the most out of this versatile tool? Congratulations!  With thousands of courses covering all of the popular apps for Windows and Office 365 for business.  We have put together a few tips to help ensure your employees use Office 365, and will take the time to consume the materials and in turn become more productive in the workplace.

How to ensure your employees are getting the most out of Office 365 training

Below are just a few of the ways our team at MessageOps has found helps boost online training consumption.


Gamification is simply the act of using game playing elements in other areas of activity such as engaging with training material. Our Office 365 for business training platform has built in gamification features as well as certificates of completion that allows your employees to set and hit goals along their training journey.

24/7 access to training materials

Some of your employees may want to consume their training materials during the day, while others may simply be too busy and thus would rather access these materials at home in the evenings or on the weekends. By offering 24/7 access to online training materials, you can ensure your employees will have access to training materials at all times.

Live training sessions

While online training is incredibly useful and effective, live training sessions can also be extremely beneficial as well. With our Office 365 training platform, we provide weekly live training sessions to allow students to be face to face with a certified instructor who can answer all types of questions that may have been a bit unclear from the recorded training materials.

Provide cheat sheets and starter guides

If you’re encouraging your employees to consume large amounts of training material, it’s important to provide additional materials that are easier to consume. Hours and hours of online training can be intimidating, so including starter guides and cheat sheets can give your employees a basic knowledge of what’s going to be covered in the online training.

Ensure management level employees are participating in training as well

One way to help promote training within your organization is to ensure that you and your management team are also consuming the training materials. Employees will be much more willing to participate in training if they see their managers doing the same.

Start your free 7-day trial of our Office 365 training platform today. 

We hope that these tips will help ensure you’re getting the most out of your online training initiatives. If you’re still on the fence as to whether Office 365 for business training can be beneficial for you and your employees, try us out with a free 7-day trial. We’re convinced that once you see the breadth and quality of our training materials you’ll be sure to sign up!

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