Meet Teemyco, a Stockholm-based startup that desires to breed workplace interactions in a digital surroundings. The firm desires to foster spontaneous interactions and informal collaboration with a room-based interface. Each worker strikes from one room to a different identical to in a bodily workplace.
If you’re not working from an workplace, likelihood is you rely closely on e mail, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet or a mix of all these instruments. While these instruments work completely high-quality for what they’re designed to attain, many corporations really feel like necessary data 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 particular person is working in a digital room. By default, you’re employed within the foyer. You can contemplate it as an open house with a number of desks. When you wish to get collectively for a deliberate or unplanned assembly, you may pull somebody from the foyer and create one other room.
In that room, you can begin an audio name or a video name. You can see your colleagues within the nook of your display screen and keep targeted on a doc on the similar time, or you may put a video name in full display screen. When somebody is finished, they’ll depart the room.
Those interactions are much less formal than what you get with video-conferencing providers. You don’t need to ship a hyperlink to a Zoom room, you don’t need to ship a calendar invite. People hop in and hop out.
If you’re engaged on one thing necessary, you may transfer to a spotlight room so that you just don’t get interrupted each fifteen minutes. Other folks received’t be capable of pull you out of your digital desk. If it’s a must to run some errands, you can too 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 can create a room and use a walkie-talkie function for fast interactions all through the day. And, in fact, you may create a break room for non-work associated discussions.
Teemyco remains to be a younger firm. The product is simply out there in beta. The firm 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 effectively for a corporation with a whole bunch of staff as an example. Introverts may not be followers of real-time communication both.
If you’re a remote-first firm, you realize that it’s necessary to have a tradition of transparency. And written data is all the time extra clear than video conferences.
And but, relying in your company tradition, one thing like Teemyco could be helpful. It can increase data saved in shared paperwork and inside communication instruments.
It’s an attention-grabbing product that proves that the inevitable debate between bodily places of work and distant groups shouldn’t be a binary downside. There is a few granularity and corporations can alter the knob relying on particular wants.