Work more closely with the real users, not the in-house developers who have never made a difference in the history of Microsoft.
Since we first saw Office, the fact all the elements are stand alone apps has never made sense. Office could be one app, with multiple tools in a single screen and less than 60% of the features if we adopt AI in all functions.
I could explain more and also tell you how !
But for over 20 years I have been requesting that we reduce the functionality and loose the ribbons, just look at what is happening with other developers.
Trimble is a good place to start with the fully functional "Sketch Up", it works.