Organising Office 365
Challenge the Need for a Hierarchy
- Microsoft are driving their development of new features into Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams. If you want to take advantage of these features, you need to adopt a flat structure.
- Typically, a hierarchy is created in SharePoint to reflect an organisational structure. Most organisations go through a restructuring fairly regularly.
- Office 365 is a great platform for cross organisational working and functional filing.
- Most users do not want to click through multiple levels of hierarchical navigation to access the Site they work in every day.
There are opportunities to organise Sites in Office 365, without the creation of hierarchies. The SharePoint Home Page is the place where users can easily access the content which is relevant to them. What this page does well is to show users content relevant to them.