Copilot’s going to make your team work better together

Have you heard about Team Copilot yet? It’s the newest addition to Microsoft’s suite of AI tools, set to be released later this year.

Team Copilot is an advanced, AI-powered assistant aimed at improving team collaboration. While Microsoft’s 365 Copilot has been a personal assistant for individual tasks like drafting emails and recapping missed meetings, Team Copilot focuses on group activities.

Here are three keyways Team Copilot can benefit your team:

  1. Meeting Facilitator During a Teams video call, Team Copilot can take notes that everyone can see and edit. It can also create follow-up tasks, track time for each agenda item, and assist with in-person or hybrid meetings when used with Teams Rooms.
  1. Group Text Chat Assistant In Teams group chats, Copilot can summarize lengthy conversations to highlight the most important points. It can also answer questions from the group, making it easier to stay informed without sifting through pages of chat history.
  1. Project Manager Team Copilot can help manage projects by creating tasks and goals within Microsoft’s Planner app. It can assign tasks to team members and even complete some tasks itself, like drafting a blog post. It will notify team members when their input is needed.

Productivity isn’t just about individual work; it’s also about effective teamwork. By assisting with group-oriented tasks, Team Copilot can significantly enhance your overall productivity.

However, it’s important to note that while Team Copilot is highly useful, it doesn’t replace the role of a human meeting facilitator. It won’t lead meetings or ensure inclusivity, but it will create agendas, track time, take notes, and share files.

Think of it as a business insights assistant, helping with group interactions and meetings rather than managing comments or keeping people in line. But who knows what future updates might bring!

Team Copilot will be available in preview later this year for Microsoft 365 customers with a Copilot subscription. While it’s still a work in progress, its potential to transform team productivity is immense.

Stay tuned for its release and consider how it could integrate into your workflow to boost your team’s productivity.

If you have any questions or need further assistance in understanding how Copilot can benefit your business, feel free to get in touch.