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Self-leadership for Microsoft 365

Self-leadership for Microsoft 365

Here we go to depth with the concept of Self-leadership for Microsoft 365.

Why would you need to lead yourself into Microsoft 365?

With Microsoft 365 the ways of working and making use of the apps is very much a personal thing. It is difficult to mandate someone to work in a certain way, from management for example. It requires a thorough knowledge of what you are doing during your workday, your current level of IT knowledge, the information that you need to manage, and your preferred style of managing your personal information, just to name a few of the aspects. This is why in many organizations it is left to the individual employee to explore and experiment with the apps of Microsoft 365. The normal motto is that it is up to each and every one to change their ways of working with the digital information.

So a lot falls back to the individual. And here I see that it is only the say 5% most interested and curious who actually take on this challenge of learning how to manage the digital information more effectively. The rest of us have other priorities in our work life. Now we have come to a time, though, where many of us feel the strain of our digital information. We find it harder to keep up, and our well-being suffers. 

The tools of Microsoft 365 can really help us. The issue is that it takes an effort. We need to alter some of our habits. And some of our mindset. Changing is hard, and often something we avoid. With help from outside it is possible to get over this threshold, but the person who is driving the change must be the person jim- or herself. This is what self-leadership for Microsoft 365 boils down to.

Here’s a useful definition of self-leadership:

the process of influencing oneself to establish the self-direction and self-motivation needed to perform, as well as having a developed sense of who you are, what you can do, where you are going coupled with the ability to influence your communication, emotions and behaviors on the way to getting there