If you work remotely or in an arrangement that is hybrid it’s likely that your team utilizes some sort of video calling or online collaboration tools such as Slack. However, these 2D tools can fall short in fostering connections and collaboration between team members.
This is the reason why virtual spaces for collaboration are essential. The most effective virtual spaces are those that replicate the office environment with desks, meeting rooms and common areas. This lets teams connect quickly. With a few nudges or live chats, teams can engage in organic communication, and have random meetings, similar to those that occur in a real office environment.
Kumospace, the virtual workspace can help reduce the necessity of meeting by giving people the sense that they are “working next to someone else”. It also offers a variety of virtual rooms that can be used for collaboration, from sprint planning and 1:1 catch-ups to sales demos and presentations for projects.
Switchboard is another virtual collaboration tool that can take the experience of being in an office to an entirely new level. Its collaborative virtual rooms and canvas allows teams to be productive quickly, working on web-based applications and documents. And when the session is over it saves the work of everyone so that they can start where they left off the next time.
Other virtual spaces like Teemyco and Gather help foster team cultures by making it easier for coworkers to view what they are doing in the virtual office. That way, it’s easy to know who is working on an ambitious project, giving an online sales presentation or taking a virtual coffee break.