February Fun

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Welcome to the February 2021 edition of the 2Circles Consulting newsletter, featuring the latest industry and company news for you to enjoy.

Simply Sustainable

Contrary to the popular song by Kermit the Frog, it IS easy being green after all. Over the last year in particular, we have all saw just how big an impact less commuting has had on our environment. The reduction of vehicles on the road has meant that both greenhouse gas emissions and energy use have reduced dramatically, benefitting our planet. As more businesses decide to adopt permanent WFH or hybrid working environments, these positive impacts will only grow. Click below to find out more about what we and the rest of the Telecoms industry are doing to help businesses become more sustainable by providing connectivity solutions which go hand-in-hand with the 'new normal' and are helping save the planet step by step.

Telecoms & Sustainability

Team Member Spotlight - Jamie D

Robin first met Jamie back when he was a student at the University of Newcastle. Jamie's first summer at Southwestern was spent in Idaho in 2002. Robin knew straight away that Jamie was a top gent and that they would get on very well - 20 years later, there have been many adventures, laughs, golf matches, life events and special times shared together with many more to come.

1. What is your favourite holiday destination?
Hitting the slopes in Austria or touring The Western Cape in South Africa

2. What is the biggest challenge you have overcome?
Living and working in several different countries and learning about the different cultures has been an amazing experience!

3. Little known fact?
I live in a building which was originally Scotland's first private lunatic asylum! And I was once interviewed to be the official English language voice of TUI (the travel agents) in Germany.
4. What is your favourite thing about Telecoms?
It is critical that our clients receive best in class service, and myself and the team take great pride each and every day in getting things right for our clients.

5. What is your favourite mobile handset?
Currently the iPhone 12 Mini, which is a great return to smaller handsets for Apple.

6. What is your favourite app on your phone?
Definitely Todoist. It tracks your productivity through your to-do list, it is so easy to use and helps remind you of everything that needs to be done.
7. You are a new addition to a crayon box - What colour would you be, and why?
Blue - Serenity and Calmness!

8. If you could have any superpower, what would it be, and why?
Seeing into the future would be my choice. The 'Sporting Alamanac' in Back to the Future fired my imagination as a kid.

Fun with Microsoft Teams

As we all know, video conferencing technology has taken the world by storm in recent years and has been especially beneficial throughout the COVID-19 pandemic when many of us had to swap the office desk for the kitchen table.
Microsoft Teams has been the most predominant of these applications, no doubt due to it's feature rich services and easy usability. A great addition to it's variety of features is the newly upgraded 'Together Mode'. This mode enables those on a call to have a communal background setting, allowing users to feel as though they are together in the same room, to bring back a little more of normal life we all know and love.

Click the button below to discover how you can use this feature, and surprise your colleagues the next time you have a conference call.

Immerse Yourself

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