Meet Teemyco, a Stockholm-based startup that wishes to breed workplace interactions in a digital surroundings. The corporate needs to foster spontaneous interactions and informal collaboration with a room-based interface. Every worker strikes from one room to a different similar to in a bodily workplace.
When you’re not working from an workplace, likelihood is you rely closely on electronic mail, Slack, Microsoft Groups, Zoom, Google Meet or a mix of all these instruments. Whereas these instruments work completely high-quality for what they’re designed to attain, many corporations really feel like necessary info is getting misplaced. It’s more durable to bump right into a colleague subsequent to the espresso machine and ask a fast query.
With Teemyco, every individual is working in a digital room. By default, you’re employed within the foyer. You may contemplate it as an open house with a number of desks. If you wish to get collectively for a deliberate or unplanned assembly, you’ll be able to pull somebody from the foyer and create one other room.
In that room, you can begin an audio name or a video name. You may see your colleagues within the nook of your display and keep targeted on a doc on the similar time, or you’ll be able to put a video name in full display. When somebody is completed, they will go away the room.
These interactions are much less formal than what you get with video-conferencing companies. You don’t must ship a hyperlink to a Zoom room, you don’t must ship a calendar invite. Individuals hop in and hop out.
When you’re engaged on one thing necessary, you’ll be able to transfer to a spotlight room so that you simply don’t get interrupted each fifteen minutes. Different folks received’t be capable to pull you out of your digital desk. If it’s a must to run some errands, you can even put your self in a room that claims you’re not there — these rooms can act as a standing.
Teemyco additionally helps you’re employed subsequent to your favourite colleague. You may create a room and use a walkie-talkie function for fast interactions all through the day. And, in fact, you’ll be able to create a break room for non-work associated discussions.
Teemyco remains to be a younger firm. The product is barely accessible in beta. The corporate raised a $1 million seed spherical led by Luminar Ventures with Antler, Gazella and varied enterprise angels additionally collaborating.
It’s additionally not going to work for all corporations. I’m unsure it scales properly for a corporation with lots of of workers as an example. Introverts may not be followers of real-time communication both.
When you’re a remote-first firm, you realize that it’s necessary to have a tradition of transparency. And written info is all the time extra clear than video conferences.
And but, relying in your company tradition, one thing like Teemyco might be helpful. It could possibly increase info saved in shared paperwork and inner communication instruments.
It’s an fascinating product that proves that the inevitable debate between bodily workplaces and distant groups isn’t a binary drawback. There’s some granularity and firms can modify the knob relying on particular wants.