We don't need to tell you anymore that the world of work has changed significantly since 2020 - to this day, we feel the winds of change everywhere. And it's now normal for some of your colleagues to work in a home office, while others are in the office and still others are doing a workation. This colorful puzzle of different work locations and forms is called hybrid working - and it offers many new possibilities and opportunities. But what sounds so ideal and simple is not always so easy to implement.
Fortunately, there are tools and techniques that can help you successfully establish hybrid working in your company. In this series of articles, you'll find tips on how to strengthen teamwork and overall cohesion. And it doesn't matter if you're a CEO, project manager or team member.
In the first part, we looked in general at how teamwork can succeed regardless of time and location, and in the second part, we looked at how hybrid working can make you more productive and how collaboration tools can make your teamwork more effective overall. Now we'll pick up where we left off, and show you how you can enhance your teamwork even more. And it's easier than you think - if you use Spaces in Google Chat!
"Teamwork makes the dream work", "Together you can do more" or "Alone you are strong, together you are unbeatable" - there are countless quotes that describe the strengths of teamwork. But for your team to be able to deliver nothing less than top-notch teamwork, one thing matters most: Communication. As a team, you need to make sure you have a common goal and support each other along the way. This includes being in dialogue with each other and coordinating your approach.
In the office, it's often easy to stay up to date on the latest developments when you're all sitting in a common area and regularly interacting with each other. But how do you do that in a hybrid setting? If you work in different places and at different times, you can actually recreate such a common area digitally - for example, with the help of Google Chat.
Into Space! Spaces in Google Chat
Spaces in Google Chat are not rocket science. Spaces are special group spaces that you can make your own. In effect, Spaces are separate digital places where you can organize people, topics, projects - your entire team effort.
What makes Spaces different from regular group chat rooms is, among other things, the streamlined and flexible user interface that helps your team keep track of everything important. For example, different topics in your Google Chat are bundled into threads so that everyone in the team can better understand the context. Files and images can be shared in Spaces, as can tasks. Google documents such as spreadsheets, presentations or text documents can even be opened and edited directly in Google Chat. In this way, Spaces connect the right people, content, and conversations. The end result is that you feel like you're at one big digital desk - together with all your team members.
If you want to know more about the general features and benefits of Google Chat or Google Workspace, you can download the free whitepaper "Navigation hybrid work: A Google Workspace handbook" here for free:
The sky's the limit! Be more productive with Google Workspace
Spaces are one way to increase your team's productivity. If you'd like to learn more about how to make this and other Google Workspace tools work best for you, we've got more reading material for you: A few months ago, we took a look at the Google Workspace Guide for productivity and published a whole series of articles on the subject.
In addition to the Google Calendar, Gmail and Google Meet tools, we've also looked at good habits you can use to create the optimal work environment. Go ahead and click on the links to find out more about them.
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