The Best Virtual Spaces For Collaboration

You’re likely using Slack or other video tools for conferencing when you work remotely. But these 2D tools can fall short when it comes to encouraging interaction and collaboration between team members.

This is why collaboration spaces in virtual environments are so crucial. The most effective virtual spaces replicate the physical experience of an office, with meeting rooms, workstations, and common areas that allow teams to quickly connect with one another. With the help of a few nudges, or live chats teams can have conversations that are natural and also have serendipitous meetings similar to those that occur in a real office environment.

Kumospace is an example of a virtual workspace that helps reduce meetings, by giving people the impression of «working alongside someone else». When you do require a meeting it provides a variety of collaborative virtual rooms for different purposes from 1:1 catch-ups to sprint planning to sales demonstrations and project presentations.

Switchboard is a different virtual collaboration tool that takes the experience of working in a workplace to an entirely new level. With its collaborative virtual rooms and canvas, it allows teams to work efficiently by working in tandem on documents and browser-based applications. When the session ends, all work is saved so that everyone can go on where they were when they left.

Other virtual spaces, such as Teemyco and Gather, help create a sense of teamwork by allowing people to see what colleagues are doing in the virtual office. It’s easy to determine when someone is working on a large project, presenting an example of selling, or just taking a virtual break.