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Utilizing Spotlight Status Cards

Posted on December 13th, 2013

Spotlight Status Cards are the number one way for virtual teams to communicate. Team members update their status cards with their availability, the task they are working on, and their progress, and a quick update to the rest of the team.

Team members receive an alert, and new status updates display at the top of the queue for all to see. Show support by liking a status update, start a conversation, a chat, or request more information. Flip the status card over for more details, including contact information and an overview of the team member’s daily activities.

In addition to the user’s current status and time stamp, the status card offers a range of information, including the team member’s:

  • Username for social networks like Skype
  • Phone number
  • Physical location and time zone
  • Description of current task and progress
  • Recently-completed and upcoming tasks

Updating status is simple to do, both from the computer and on the go. The user chooses an availability option – whether online – available/busy/away, or offline – then inputs the appropriate length of time the status will be valid.   Status updates are color-coded (red, yellow, green, black) so other users will know with a quick glance if another team member is available.  Spotlight goes mobile on the iPhone and Android, so you get every status update from every team member in real time.  The mobile app is equally intuitive, with features and design similar to the desktop version.

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Vincent Serpico:  Spotlight Status Cards are the number one way for virtual teams to communicate. Team members update their status cards with their availability, the task they are working on, and their progress, and a quick update to the rest of the team.

Team members receive an alert, and new status updates display at the top of the queue for all to see. Show support by liking a status update, start a conversation, a chat, or request more information. Flip the status card over for more details, including contact information and an overview of the team member’s daily activities.

On the go? No problem. Spotlight goes mobile on the iPhone and Android, so you get every status update from every team member in real time.

Looks like it’s time for me to update my status.