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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
1. Inefficient ommunication ue to anguage arriers
A plan which can be well-explained in just 10 minutes using a single language often needs to be presented in multilingual settings.
2. Challenging emote ollaboration ue to imezone ifferences
Time differences 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.
3. Low verseas mployee ngagement and ense of elonging
People from different cultures and backgrounds sometimes find it hard to move in sync with each other due to several barriers, which might lead to misunderstandings and larger information gaps. What's even worse is low employee engagement and a lost sense of belonging
Since Day 1, Lark has focused on global collaboration and continues to improve the way your team collaborates across locations and timezones.
🌿 AI Translation allows everyone to speak in their native language
| Speak more with less effort
Global teams find it hard to smoothly communicate in English. But why can't they simply use their native language?
With Lark, you can accomplish this by turning on automatic translation, a feature embedded in Lark . Simply type your native language and ill be automatically translated into English, and vice versa. Original text and translation can be displayed at the same time.
Lark's automatic translation is powered by AI and machine learning, and its quality is being improved constantly. Here is an example:
Minor typos wouldnt 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 cant write or read well. In this case, its better to use audio and convert voice to text.
📆 Set Calendar's timezone to facilitate synchronized communication
| Wait no more for a reply
The biggest headache of time difference is less time for synchronized communication. If it's between Beijing and Tokyo, where theres only one hour's difference, then colleagues can still communicate with slight adjustment to their work schedule. But it would be very hard if theres a significant time difference.
Heres one solution: reate a single view of multiple timezones and teammates' 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 for all of your team members.
You can easily change your timezone if youre traveling overseas. You can also add additional timezones in Settings when working with overseas colleagues.
In addition, you can import your GoogleOutlook calendar, as well as consolidate your work calendar, clients' business calendar and your personal calendar for more convenience.
👫 Use applications for more convenience for overseas colleagues
| Global mindset before global business
A common issue facing local enterprises is a lack of in-house toolsplatforms which are globally applicable, as it rarely occurs to them that their own backstage management system should support multiple languages at the outset. Its only when they start to explore overseas markets they realize that they need to change their infrastructure.
The concept and practice of globalization is fully embraced throughout Lark's whole engineering process and across all of Lark's applications. Its a way to ensure all Lark users, wherever theyre, can have excellent user experience. This is the English interface of Lark's Qoll:
Moreover, everyone's schedule should be respected and they shouldnt be disturbed during non-working hours, especially when they are working in different timezones. That's the reason why Lark Calendar introduces My Working Hoursfeature. People will be reminded of these when they try to invite you to a meeting outside of your working hours.