Chat groups in Lark come with an Announcement section. You can think of the Announcement section as a Wiki for your group. A good Announcement gives group members context, reduces unnecessary communication, and becomes a source of crucial information related to the group that members keep coming back to.
Here's what an effective, full-fledged Announcement looks like:
The Announcement section functions just like a Lark doc. You can do all the wonderful things that you can do in a Doc, such as formatting the text, tagging teammates, linking to docs, and even inserting charts and videos.
How to write an effective group Announcement?
Here are several tips for you.
1. Link to Lark Docs that provide essential background information.
This ensures that everyone is on the same page on things like why this group exists, what goals they're working towards, and what is the timeline. These are especially helpful to new joiners. Context is crucial to effective teamwork.
You can insert Lark Docs by simply using the @ key and then typing the name of the Doc. Alternatively, copy the URL of the Doc and paste it here.
You can even insert a Sheet:
2. Tag the relevant teammates and specify their responsibilities.
After you do so, everyone will know clearly who's in charge of what.
3. Include other related groups that members are recommended to join.
For example, do you have a larger brainstorming group related to this project that would be helpful for members to join?
To insert a chat group, simply enter the @ key, then Group Card, and then select the group.
Another note: By default, any group member can edit the Announcement. If you worry about things getting messy, click on Version History to view past versions. All the changes are saved in the cloud!
If you are the group owner, and you don't want other group members to edit the Announcement, you can click Settings - Group Settings, and then turn on Only group owner can edit group info.
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