Use case: remote collaboration across space and time
Features: AI translation; multi-timezone setup; global backstage management system
More and more companies are going global these days. While there are some exciting benefits, including new revenue potential and greater access to talent, there are also a lot of challenges.
Some of the common ones are:
A plan which can be well-explained in just 10 minutes using language often needs several times more to be presented in .
Time s make communication much more complex, slowing down the efficient response of messages and emails. Similarly, coordinating phone calls and video conferences with a global team requires lots of effort and patience.
People from different cultures sometimes find it hard to move in sync with each other due to s barriers, which might lead to misunderstandings and information gap. What's even worse is low employ engagement and a lost sense of belonging
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Lark's automatic translation is powered by AI and machine learning, and its quality is being improved constantly. Here is an example:
Minor typos would not be a problem to AI translation:
Even colloquial expressions can be properly translated:
Currently, Lark translation supports Chinese, English and Japanese. If you want to translate from or into more languages, you can use Lark Translator bot.
Another situation which is quite common in a global team is that, members can speak another language well, but cannot write or read well. In this case, it is better to use audio and convert voice to text.
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The biggest headache of time difference is less time for synchro communication. If it's between Beijing and Tokyo, where there is only hour's difference, then colleagues can still communicate with slight adjustment to their work schedule. But it would be very hard if there is a significant time difference.
Here is one solution: create a single view of multiple timezones and calendars to find the right time slot for your global team
Lark Calendar supports multiple timezones to enable you to quickly find a time slot that works forl.
You can easily change your timezone if you are traveling overseas. You can also add additional timezones in Settings when working with overseas colleagues.
In addition, you can import your Google/Outlook calendar, as well as consolidate your work calendar, clients' business calendar and your personal calendar for more convenience.
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A common issue facing local enterprises is a lack of in-house tools/platforms which are globally applicable, as it rarely occurs to them that their own backstage management system should support multiple languages at the outset. It is only when they start to explore overseas markets they realize that they need to change the infrastructure.
The concept and practice of globalization throughout Lark's whole engineering process and across all of Lark's applications. It is a way to ensure all Lark users, wherever they are, can have excellent user experience. This is the English interface of Lark's Qoll:
Moreover, it is our believe that everyone's schedule should be respected and they should not be disturbed during non-working hours, especially when they are working in different timezones. That's the reason why Lark Calendar introduces "My Working Hours" feature. People will be reminded they try to invite you to a meeting outside of your working hours.
💐 Completing a global project has never been an easy task, as it often entails collaborating with people from different culture, work pace, and market environment.
💗 Lark aims to create a collaboration and communication environment where everyone works in the same context beyond geographical restriction and time difference.