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Post-it Looks to Microsoft to Modify Idea Generation


Post-it from 3M is perhaps the most recognized tool for jotting down quick notes or ideas on a small piece of paper that can be physically attached to documents, computers and desks. Post-it Notes were also passed between colleagues with insight and helpful ideas – and likely there are some who remember the frustration of losing a Post-it Note and not remembering what was written.

As with most business tools, technology and the rise of remote and hybrid work are driving change. Understanding  a need to adapt to today’s digital world, Post-it will change the way handwritten notes are shared by teaming up with Microsoft Teams.

The Post-it App for Microsoft Teams will allow users to collaborate by using their smartphones to capture handwritten notes and add them to a digital whiteboard tool within a Teams discussion. This is a convenient way to keep notes together and create an inclusive and productive experience for all types of workplace environments.

Once the ideas start to flow, teams will then utilize augmented features like Zen Mode to silence others for focus and Explore Topics, which will bring new ideas into the conversation from internal and external sources such as Bing.

Users also have the option to receive group consensus with the Vote feature, identify key themes with the Search and Stack tool and assign Post-it Notes to participants within Microsoft Planner.

"During a time when the ability to collaborate in hybrid environments is critical, the partnership between the Post-it App and Microsoft Teams creates a seamless way for millions of users to put their ideas into action and accelerate the momentum of any project," said Heather Green, global vice president of Post-it and Scotch at 3M.

The Post-it App for Teams, available on Microsoft AppSource, will take the handwritten idea- and note-taking process one-step further and bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds. The good news, though, is that, despite Post-it going digital, users are still going to get the same bright colors they’re used to with their notes.

Edited by Erik Linask

Future of Work Contributor

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