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Topics: VisualSP Online Updates
Driven to build a robust and agile contextual help solution, we have now availed VisualSP Online to Edge Browser users. It is our commitment to remove every possible barrier toward SharePoint and Office 365 end-user adoption.
We all want our end users to care about what we want them to do. However, do we really stop to listen and care about what they want...?
Topics: SharePoint User Adoption
Team collaboration, task automation, data security, employee productivity, and return on investment are the common business pursuits. Toward those goals, companies have deployed SharePoint and Office 365.
However, all these business goals are only attainable to the extent that employees actually use the platforms. At the same time, SharePoint and Office 365 adoption remains a major challenge to organizations of all sizes. The idea of "build it; they will come" seldom translates into reality.
This is the fifth post in my series about Caveman User Adoption. The first was an overview of 4 Caveman Tenets of user adoption that together create an environment where SharePoint and Office 365 will grow organically. This article is a deeper dive on the fourth and final tenet – Help that is actually helpful. The core idea here is to make changes to your support and training models to increase your users’ comfortable level. Doing this requires a strategic shift, but it is probably the most powerful of all 4 of the caveman tenets. All by itself, it can make or break your adoption efforts.
Many years ago, I came to the conclusion that thoroughly training end users on SharePoint is a waste of time for both the users and the trainer. You may or may not agree, but this is my conclusion after seeing myself and others like me be unsuccessful attempting this for many years. Read further on how I came to this conclusion and my thoughts on what works in regard to helping SharePoint users.
To make tasks simpler and easier for VisualSP subscription administrators, 3 new updates have been added to VisualSP Online:
This is the fourth post in my series about Caveman User Adoption. The first was an overview of 4 Caveman Tenets of user adoption that together create an environment where SharePoint and Office 365 will grow organically. This article is a deeper dive on the third tenet – Simple Solutions. The core idea here is to solve common pain points with something that is satisfyingly simple. Don't design the proverbial solar-powered rocket launcher with GPS and cup-holders when all the users really needed was a club. Clubs are easy to replicate. They cost little to maintain. They have a short learning curve. They are satisfying to use. When you've got a new club - everything looks like a nail.
When your end users are humming along and efficiently completing tasks because of the great custom help items you have been creating, you will likely be motivated to provide even more step-by-step guidance.
This is the third post in my series about Caveman User Adoption. The first was an overview of 4 tenets that together create an environment where SharePoint and Office 365 can grow. This article is a deeper dive on the second of those tenets. Measuring adoption is an area where a lot of times we overthink things. We track the wrong things (like page hits and unique visitors for a site) and build solutions that are way more complicated than we needed in order to tell our adoption story.