Demo: Stop & Think in Microsoft Teams Demo: Stop & Think in Microsoft Teams

Demo: Stop & Think in Microsoft Teams

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Welcome to Stop & Think in Microsoft Teams - a new way to access Whole Brain® Thinking tools, tips, and templates in the flow of work.

The Stop & Think app provides easy ways to access your own and your teammates' Whole Brain® Thinking preferences along with tips and templates to apply the Whole Brain® Model from several different areas of Microsoft Teams. For more information about what it can do, check out our Stop & Think FAQ.

 

Demo Intro

 

Stop & Think Video Demos

Click through the following video demos for a quick tour through the app to show you how it works, what it can do, and why it can help solve real workplace challenges.

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Adding the App

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Once you’re logged in to Microsoft Teams, you’ll usually land here in the Teams section where you can see teams you’re already connected to or create new ones. In the left side bar, you also have access to lots of other team functionality including  Chat, Calendar, Calls, and Files.  You’ll also see the 3-dots to open the App Finder - where you can add custom apps to your Microsoft Teams experience. This is where you’ll find Stop & Think, by searching for the app and choosing where you want to add it.

You have the option to add Stop & Think in several places - to a Teams channel, to a Chat, or even to your Calendar when creating a meeting invitation.

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I'll quickly show you how to add the Stop & Think app to one of your team channels. The first thing you want to do is select the channel where you'd like to add the app. Click the "+" (plus) sign in that channel and you can search for the app or find it wherever it shows up. Then you can just go ahead and "Save" - and now I have the app installed so I just need to add my teammates to this channel and we should be able to use all this functionality to get to know each other.

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Logging in to the App

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Once you’ve added the Stop & Think app to your Microsoft Teams, you’ll need to log in to access the app. When the login screen appears, you’ll be prompted to enter your login credentials for the Herrmann app - the same username and password you used to take the HBDI® assessment. If the email address you use to login to the Herrmann platform is different from your credentials to login to Microsoft Teams, you’ll be prompted to add a secondary email address to your Herrmann account to sync the two.

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Getting to Know Your Team Members

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The “Getting to Know Your Team Members” section is a quick and easy way to get insight into your team members’ thinking preferences, one by one. The tiles at the bottom of your screen link to each team member’s Whole Brain® Thinking profile, including your own personal profile. Click a team member’s tile to view their profile, including their preference code, key descriptor, intro/extroversion rating, and a personal statement about their thinking. On the profile map, you’ll see a comparison of your profile in white to theirs in black, and an option to see how each of your thinking shifts under pressure. The clickthrough screen on the right provides custom insights into your team mate’s thinking preferences, as well as behavior clues and tips for connecting with a teammate in each quadrant.

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Viewing Your Profile

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The “Getting to Know Your Team Members” section is also where you can view your own profile, including your preference code, key descriptor, intro/extroversion rating, and a personal statement about your thinking - all pulled from your shared HBDI® profile on the Herrmann platform. You’ll also see your profile map and how your thinking shifts under pressure. The clickthrough screen on the right provides custom insights into your thinking preferences, including strategies for developing focus, being more effective, and connecting better with others, and guiding questions to explore your thinking in more depth.

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Unshared Profiles

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If any team members have not shared their HBDI® profiles on the Herrmann platform, you’ll see a message just below the “Getting to Know Your Team Members” heading that tells you how many profiles cannot be viewed and a link to find out more with a list of which profiles are not shared, and an option to invite them to share by email.

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Sharing Your Profile

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To share your profile in Stop & Think, you will need to log-in to the Herrmann platform at https://journey.herrmannsolutions.net and click the “I Grant Permission” button in the Sharing section of your dashboard. This is also where you can personalize your profile with added information about you and your thinking including your communication preferences, frustrations, and building trust. In the “About Me” section, what you put for “The most important thing to note about my profile” is included as a quote on your Stop & Think profile for your team members to view in Microsoft Teams.

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Home Page

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When you log in to the Stop & Think app, you’ll land on the home page, which includes four main areas of team functionality:

  • Our Team
  • Our Team Under Pressure
  • Meetings That Work
  • Getting Unstuck with Another

Each of these sections will help you gain insights into your own and teammate’s thinking preferences while accessing powerful tools and customized tips for maximizing your team’s effectiveness.

You can also see the members of your team at the bottom of the screen in the Getting to Know Your Team Members section, where you can click to learn more about each teammate and view their Whole Brain® Thinking profiles.

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Our Team

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In the “Our Team” section, you have two different options for viewing your team’s thinking preferences:

By clicking the “Individuals” tab, you can see each team member plotted on the Whole Brain® Model according to their individual thinking profile. You can click any team member’s initials to access a quick snapshot of their profile - and you can expand that to view their full profile with more information about how they think and how to work with them. 

When viewing a profile, you’ll also see the italics “i” icon next to a thinker’s preference code, which gives you  general information about profile scores.

In the expanded profile, you can also easily link to the Herrmann platform to view your team member’s fully personalized profile.

Clicking “The Team” tab shows you an aggregate thinking profile that averages the preferences of all team members, also known as your “Team Profile.” You can click through to learn more about your team’s thinking and Whole Brain® Strategies for improving your team’s focus, productivity, trust, and more.

Make sure to check out the built-in activities and templates to help you apply team effectiveness strategies to real workplace challenges.

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Our Team Under Pressure

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In the “Our Team Under Pressure” section, you can see your team’s general profile and compare it to your team’s under pressure profile by clicking the “Under Pressure” tab. This gives you insight into any shifts in your team members’ thinking when experiencing stress. You can also click the circle that corresponds with each quadrant to get specific ideas for how to optimize thinking in each quadrant when an individual or a team is under pressure. To get actionable insights on how your team can navigate pressure most effectively, you can click through the screens to the right for Whole Brain® tips and guiding questions.

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Meetings That Work

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The “Meetings That Work” section is all about making meetings more effective and engaging. You can access your team profile and preference code on the main screen - along with prompts for leading a meeting, maintaining engagement during a meeting, and following up after a meeting. The click through screens to the right include downloadable templates and checklists that you can use to plan, facilitate, and debrief a meeting in a Whole Brain® way.

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Getting Unstuck with Another

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The “Getting Unstuck with Another” section is a great way to explore your dynamic with a specific team member. This feature shows you a side-by-side comparison of your thinking and under pressure profiles to any of your teammate’s with strategies for improving your collaboration skills and working relationships.

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