2020 has been the most difficult and challenging year for many companies. COVID-19 has quickly sparked the most significant change in how we work. Although some people have found it enjoyable to work from home, many others have experienced additional pressure to stay aligned, connected and highly efficient.
Feishu was built for this.
Because it’s an all-in-one platform, all the essentials you need – messages, documents, calendars, emails, you name it – are organized in one place and accessible from anywhere. This makes it easier to access information, collaborate effectively with your colleagues and, ultimately, get work done faster.
Here are the 4 best tools to help your remote team get started using Feishu.
1. Stay connected with team via Virtual Office
If you are working on an important project with a team, and need active and continuous communication with teammates, consider using Virtual Office to stay connected with your team throughout the day.
Virtual Office is designed to help you re-discover the flow of working together in person. Essentially, it’s an audio group chat room that can hold up to 50 participants at the same time.
But you may ask, how does Virtual Office differ from a regular Video Call or Audio Call?
Video and audio calls are meant for "purposeful communication." Usually, you pick a topic, schedule a time and have a focused discussion, usually with a predetermined presentation or document.
Virtual Office, however, is meant for "spontaneous communication." Think of it more like "being together" rather than "having a meeting." It is intended to replicate the offline in-person work environment. Knowing who’s online and knowing that you can talk to your teammates whenever you want, makes you feel like you’re working next to each other.
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2. Put everything on your calendar, including lunchtime and me time to establish clear working hours
On Feishu Calendar, you can set your working hours to let your teammates know when you're working and when you're not. This is especially useful if you and your teammates are in different time zones.
You may need to cook and have meals with your family when working from home. If you know that you can't talk during those times, why not put them on your calendar? Putting all events – even things like lunch or going out for a walk – on your calendar helps eliminate unnecessary back-and-forths by aligning expectations on when you're available for meetings or work-related activities, clearly separating work from your personal time.
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3. Use "Do Not Disturb" to stay focused
When working remotely, teams usually rely on instant messaging to stay connected, and naturally, you will receive a lot of notifications.
If you don’t pay attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
— David Allen, author of Getting Things Done
If you really need to focus on something – say you are writing an important document – and you don’t wanna get distracted, you can use the "Do Not Disturb" feature. A "Do Not Disturb" icon will appear next to your name, which implies that you are busy at the moment, and won't reply to any messages right away.
Where can you find it?
Go to your profile photo, and then the "bell" icon to turn on "Do Not Disturb." When turned on, you won't receive any notifications other than Buzz! messages, video and voice calls. This is also useful when you're on a video call and don’t want to be interrupted by notifications.
4. Use the SamePage method to conduct meetings
Last but not least, we recently launched an exciting new integration between Feishu Video Conferencing and Feishu Docs, which is called the SamePage method, so that you can share your screen and Docs during the meeting.
Even more amazing is that everyone can edit or comment on the Doc right from the video conferencing window – even when they're on the go.
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