designed to facilitate collaboration and team building These virtual spaces aren’t just a place to meet, but are interactive environments where work can be done. Contrary to traditional conference calls which rely on one-way communication such as screen sharing the collaborative workspaces are designed to facilitate collaboration, productivity and connectivity with remote or hybrid teams.
These virtual spaces are simple to access and accessible to anyone using a standard PC, Mac or browser. These virtual spaces are also loaded with capabilities, making them powerful tools to collaborate. Some even let you create more immersive experiences using VR. Some have a more complex world-building editor, while others provide simple avatars with floating emojis that communicate sentiments during conversations and presentations.
Google Docs allows team members to view and edit documents, and allows for commenting and tracking changes as well as giving different access rights. It can also be used for video and chat conferences, through integrations with other workplace tools like calendars, email and Kanban boards.
Microsoft Teams is a full suite of workplace software that include video, voice and chat conferencing, file storage, and integration with other tools for work. It is free to all Google users and comes with a wide range of pricing options for companies of any size.
ImmersedVR is a state-of-the art VR collaboration tool that makes use of the technology of telepresence to connect users all over the world in shared workspaces. It lets team members write on documents or add notes to their plans, and even shake hands with their colleagues, and view virtual avatars of their colleagues who are standing right alongside them. This latest technology is increasingly used for training simulations and classroom-based learning. Duodecim is the Finnish medical society, for instance, is using Glue to develop healthcare training exercises for hybrid and remote employees.