A Microsoft MVP’s blueprint for Copilot readiness

As a Microsoft MVP, Darrell Webster offers knowledge and experience in a way that bridges IT ‘know how’ with a clear understanding of user adoption and needs. In his words, the subject matter becomes his method to connect with people and to learn together with them.

In this episode, Digital Workplace Impact host Nancy Goebel chats with the New Zealand-based modern work mentor and podcaster. They share insights and reflections on generative AI and specifically on Microsoft Copilot.

Darrell talks through the necessity of understanding this new technology, what it could reveal and the value it could uncover, but also the need to prepare well and create community around its introduction. He takes listeners through his own mini-blueprint for readiness as Copilot advances into the workplace – including the idea of piloting Copilot itself.

Generative AI has the potential to spark a whole new level of natural curiosity and stronger collaboration, but might it also surface information that perhaps we shouldn't always see? Darrell shares helpful watchouts to consider, along with encouragement to explore what’s ahead.

If you have more questions than answers about generative AI, then listen today and find out more about preparing for Copilot in the digital workplace.

More podcasts


Hosted by


Nancy Goebel took over as CEO at the start of 2023. Previously, Nancy was DWG's Managing Director, Member Services, with responsibility for global expansion. Nancy has hosted the Digital Workplace Impact podcast since 2021.


Darrell Webster is an independent consultant, helping organizations make the most of Microsoft 365. He blogs, creates videos and courses at Modern Work Mentor, and co-hosts a podcast to help prepare organizations for changes coming on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap. 

Copilot has the potential to help us be more productive; to give us more time to free up some of our opportunities for creative thoughts, collaboration and connection across our organization. But we should be careful not to let other things fill that gap and pack in more meetings and have less time to perform those tasks. With a lot of these helpful technologies, they can be helpful or they can actually be enablers to poor work habits that affect our wellbeing.


Don't journey alone

Why choose DWG?

Learn more about DWG and our history, and the benefits of working with us.

Read More
Your digital journey starts here

Book a free one-to-one consultation to discuss the current status of your digital workplace. Each consultation is followed up with a bundle of useful resources to help get you started.

Book your consultation