In times when more and more people are working in the home office, collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams play an important role. The current COVID-19 crisis, however, requires even more – namely tools enabeling us to distribute all kinds of information to our teams particularly quickly and fed from a wide variety of information sources.
For this reason, Microsoft has now released a special app for crisis communication. The solution combines functions of MS Power Apps, Power Automate, Teams and Sharepoint. It can be used via internet, mobile devices or in MicrosoftTeams. It is already used in hundreds of companies worldwide.
With the help of the app, you can quickly send internal company news to your team, answer frequently asked questions, and give your employees access to important information such as links and emergency contacts.
Especially useful is the dashboard (the template of which you may adapt to company specifics): First of all, it shows a column with your action schedule including individual jobs or action steps for crisis management. In addition, two further columns are provided – one for measures showing the impact on your business and one showing individual steps of a risk analysis.
You need a license for Microsoft Power Apps and for Microsoft SharePoint. The use of Microsoft Teams is currently free of charge. Furthermore, no premium license is required to use the Power Apps push notification function for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. This enables you to send any information directly to the connected team members.