The Best Virtual Spaces For Collaboration

It is likely that you will use Slack or other video tools for conferencing if working remotely. These 2D tools are not always the best choice for fostering communication and connection between team members.

Collaboration spaces are crucial. The best virtual spaces emulate the physical feel of an office with meeting rooms, workstations and common areas that allow teams to quickly connect with each other. With a few nudges or live chats teams can participate in informal communication, and hold random meetings, similar to those you would have in real offices.

Kumospace is a prime example of a virtual workspace which helps to reduce meetings by giving participants the impression of “working next to someone”. It also offers a range of virtual rooms for collaboration, from sprint planning and 1:1 catch-ups, to sales demonstrations and project presentations.

Switchboard is a different virtual collaboration tool that elevates the feeling of being in a workplace to a whole new level. Its virtual rooms that are collaborative and canvas allows teams to be productive quickly, working together on browser-based applications and documents. And when the session is over it will save everyone’s work to allow them to take the place they left off the next time.

Other virtual spaces, such as Teemyco and Gather, help to foster team spirit by making it easier for people to see what their coworkers are doing in the virtual office. It’s easy to tell if someone is working on a huge project, giving a sales demonstration or simply taking a break.