Sanaz Ahari, Google’s Senior Director of Product Management, has published a detailed blog article explaining Google’s strategy for streamlining the hybrid work model using Google Workspace.
At the top of the list are Spaces, “the central place for team collaboration in Workspace”. An apparent competitor to Slack and Microsoft Teams, Spaces bring together other Google products like Calendar, Docs, Meet, etc. in an environment optimized for multiple team-members to work in a distributed, asynchronous fashion.
Regarding Meet, Google is also partnering with hardware manufacturers, including Cisco, to make their meeting app easier to use and more pervasive in the market.
Read Ahari’s blog post for the full rundown on where Google is planning to take Workspace going forward!
Last week, The Verge reported Google Workspace will now feature the ability to initiate and accept Google Meet calls between Workspace users. This continues Google’s advance into enterprise communication, which began with the COVID-19 remote-work transformation.