Skype/Lync: For team leaders that field requests - provide leader a list that can see them online and to everyone else, appear offline.
Skype/Lync: For team leaders that field requests and get bombarded -
Add an option in Settings for a leader to specify their team contacts. This will allow the leaders team to be able to send messages with his team, and the leaders team can see them online (including meeting / busy status), but to everyone else, the team leader would appear offline and messages would route to the team leaders email. (Windows and Mac Client)
Right now as it stands, my leader has to "not login/use Lync" because we/they get hit with requests from all aspects of our business (200,000+ employees) and it is too interruptive and doesn't follow an organized process. This makes our local team have to use a separate program to communicate or rely on in person conversation or emails which has less integration with meeting awareness.