As companies take serious steps to protect employees from the spread of coronavirus by restricting mobility, remote work has become the norm.
However, maintaining strong and productive relationships with co-workers and clients can be challenging when you never see them in-person. Yet, thanks to today's advanced technology, teams can collaborate and communicate remotely, and still feel like they're meeting face-to-face.
Morning meeting: Business as usual
Virtual morning meetings can be just or even more effective than meeting in-person.
Schedule dly or weekly meetings ahead of time and create recurring events on Lark Calendar. Next, host a video meeting. Turn on the camera and engage your team with productive discussions. Good meeting etiquette can maintain a positive and professional image while collaborating remotely.
Also, you don't have to start the meeting from scratch! Our Template Center provides various useful templates that meetall your needs.
Want to learn more about effective meeting strategies? Watch the following videos:
"But I just want to feel that I'm in the office."
Video meetings is a great tool when it comes to purposeful and structured meetings. Yet, it alone can't reproduce informal interactions and a collaborative workplace.
That's where Lark Virtual Office can play a role.
Virtual Office is for spontaneous communication in real-time. It intends to replicate the in-person work environment, allowing teams to casually speak with each other without scheduling meetings in advance. All participants can mute their audio and join or leave the Virtual Office at anytime.
Need more info about using Virtual Office?
Brain-netting via video meeting to empower teammates
In a typical brainstorming session, the moderator lays out a problem then the session begins. In a virtual session, it’s best to define the problem before the meeting and inform everyone in advance.
Lark video meeting
Rapidly generate ideas by inviting participants to write down on a Doc as many ideas as they can have. Then use Magic Share to share this Doc on the screen, letting everyone comment and co-edit in real-time right within the video window.
This method facilitates highly productive and collaborative brainstorming sessions where all members have equal chances of expressing their thoughts, attaining inclusive group discussions.
We offer various templates for you to generate ideas in a faster and more structured manner.
@all is the new announcement
When it comes to group announcement, @all is the equivalent of standing up in the middle of the office and calling for everyone's attention. It's the quickest and easiest way to notify all members.
@all is as powerful as it sounds. However, it could be harmful if it's not used appropriately, especially in a large group setting. People who get notified may not be concerned about this particular issue. Worse, it could result in notification fatigue, which negatively affects productivity levels.
For more specific scenarios, you can simply @mention specific stakeholders who need to be notified. If it's more of an announcement, consider creating a group chat only with relevant members.
Urgent message? Buzz!
Commonly, messenger and email meet your needs. However, one size messaging doesn't fit all. If you're in an urgent situation, the Buzz feature helps you reach your teammates instantly. It can be delivered in 3 different ways: in-app notification, text message or phone call alerts, ensuring a prompt solution to all urgent matters.
To better understand when to Buzz your team, check out the link below:
Finally, we provide an easy guide for you to learn how to use @all and Buzz your team.
If you find this article useful, please give us a thumbs up. If you'd like to know more, please go to Work From Home for more useful tips and insights from our Best Practices.