A couple of years ago, the company I was working for at the time Adopt & Embrace, decided to write a book together.
The book was called Adopt & Embrace Microsoft Teams: A Manager’s Guide to Communication, Collaboration and Co-ordination with Microsoft Teams.
It was a wonderful experience to write a book with my colleagues at the time who were Paul Woods (our manager) and colleagues Ben Elias and Darrell Webster.
I wrote about this first book in my blog post On Writing A Book.
What I loved about this process is that we wrote a book on Microsoft Teams, using Microsoft Teams using the same methodology and framework we wrote about in the same book. All our notes, our meetings, our writing was done within the Teams channels and it lent an air of credibility and reputation to use the same tool to effectively write an entire book through teamwork.
Now the time has come to publish our second book called Gourmet Teamwork: Recipes to Inspire Engagement, Improve Business Processes and Make Hybrid Work Sustainable.
This time around we go beyond the 10P framework for designing an effective team in MS Teams to creating ‘recipes’ using the suite of M365 products.
In effect, what we write about here is how you and your organisation can look at the entire suite of M365 at your disposal and create the ‘recipes’ around specific business cases that result in an outcome. The outcomes being whether you want to expedite a business process, improve on hybrid work practices or inspire engagement and contribution.
The book is split into three parts:
- The first part is about all the ingredients where we cover all the M365 tools and how you can make a start with learning all about them
- The second part are all the new skills you need as a modern worker to understand, use and apply these M365 tools into your projects
- The third part are the ‘recipes’ or you may know them as the business cases to get started to apply the ‘blend of M365’ to create your ‘gourmet teamwork’.
Once again, I had a lot of fun writing my bit which was Part 2 which relayed the modern workplace skills all workers need today as I was able to pull together the knowledge and experience of what I have been writing in this blog since 2011 (when my interest for this started).
The book once again was a collaborative effort given that my colleagues work closely with clients and provide this support when it comes to identifying and applying M365 to specific business cases for that industry. The third part of the book encapsulates this detailed work that would help you also in your work and organisation.
If you would like to pre-order the book, then you can do so as for this week, to coincide with Microsoft Ignite, it will be available for USD2.99/AUD3.99.
You can order it here:
If you would like a preview of the first chapter, access it from this link.
The full book will be published in January 2022 and I’m greatly looking forward to it being in print and on my bookshelf too.
Who knows, maybe in the future, I may end up writing my own book as it is a lot of fun!