Full Delegation for Executive Assistants and Personal Assistants.
Executive assistants need the ability to provide support to C Suite execs within teams
- Create meetings within the Teams application
Create meetings for all members of a specific team, I need to be able to quickly, click on a team and schedule a meeting for all members, without having to work out who is in that team and add them one by one to a calendar invite!
View team chats, files, wikki etc via the Teams application for the Exec
To see what tasks have been assigned to my Executive
I do not want to be a member of every team that my various Execs are members of, if my execs change, I would have to be removed from every team, and added onto new teams! Additionally if I were providing cover for a colleague, again I would have to be added to every Team!
In O365 online the delegate feature allows me to open another mailbox, this would be a great workaround, until full delegate options are provided in the destop application.
We need full Delegation as Executive Assistants we need the ability to provide support by:
• Creating and modifying meetings within the Teams application
o For example add specific application to their meetings such as, SLIDO, power point and many other apps or files
L. Brooks commented
After using Teams Chat for several months, my C-suite executive and I now realize that we have a problem. Because he often uses Teams Chat in lieu of email, I can’t monitor those conversations for him like I do his email. We find we are missing things because I am out of the loop and can't capture pertinent information regarding his work. It’s harder for me to read his mind (part of my job description). This directly impacts his productivity. Please, please, please add delegate capability to your product. Thank you in advance.
This really should be seen as critical for Teams, as C-Suite administrative assistants are typically meant to be their executives' "firewall" where no communication reaches the executive without passing through the AA.
For every executive who might have an "open door policy", there are probably a dozen others who could not possibly tolerate or even keep up with chats, at-mentions, and other notifications from every employee in a corporation. The lack of this "executive firewall" feature means that a wrong sort of message sent to a CEO from a uninhibited first-line worker could cause that executive to demand that Teams be removed from the enterprise.
Christine Lewis commented
Please allow a way for administrative assistants to proxy on behalf of their executives. This would enhance the Microsoft Teams feature by allowing assistants to support their executives. In the current environment, there is no way to provide adequate support.
Gailene Mackay commented
Please! Please! Please! The current set up is not the best use of time, and limits our effectiveness to support our Executives. It's pointless having full delegate rights to email and calendaring if we're unable to add a meeting link.
Please, please, please!!! A most necessary feature for Executive Assistants to be effective.
Please yes! Admins need delegate access for Teams. More efficient.
I am all for this! It's a major pain already with Skype...you can't set up Skype meetings on behalf of your supervisor -- completely ridiculous. Assistants need to have access to this Teams tool, for a more efficient and effective way to support our supervisors!
Most definitely yes. This is a current capability on other collaboration tools like Skype etc.
So again, most definitive yes.
Yes, this would be much more efficient than the present workaround.
Janay Minton commented
Please add the delegate feature. It would make scheduling meetings in Teams for my boss so much easier!
Lynn Bunn commented
Agree with other comments. Would like delegate feature added please.
Libby Lloyd commented
Completely agree with Ann's comment below. Would add it to the idea if I could work out how!!!
I monitor and respond to emails, external and internal, on behalf of my executive boss in MS Outlook. We want to extend the same delegated access to the Team/Channel chats and private chats within MS Teams, but cannot figure out how. This is especially important for the private chat area. Right now, I have no idea if someone within Teams is trying to correspond with him in the private chat area, so I am unable to respond on his behalf or even just let the other person(s) know that he is unavailable for a certain period of time -- both of which are standard practice for an Executive Assistant. Help?!?!