Created for collaboration and team building, these virtual spaces aren’t just meeting tools but interactive environments where work can be done. These collaborative workspaces, unlike traditional conference calls, which rely on one way communication for communication, like screen sharing, are designed to foster social interaction, productivity and connectivity with remote teams or hybrids.
These virtual spaces are available to anyone who has an ordinary PC or Mac or a web browser. They also come with a comprehensive set of features that make them powerful collaboration tools. Some allow you to create more immersive experiences using VR. Some have a more complex editor for world building, while others offer basic avatar systems with floating emojis, which can communicate emotions during presentations and conversations.
Google Docs lets team members view and edit documents. They can also leave comments, track changes, and grant access rights to different users. It can be used for video conferencing as well as chat, and it integrates with other tools like calendars, emails, and kanban board.
Microsoft Teams is an integrated suite of office tools that includes chat, voice, and video conference documents, document storage, and integrations with other workplace software. It is free for all Google users, and comes with various pricing options to suit companies of all sizes.
ImmersedVR is a state-of-the art VR collaboration tool that makes use the technology of telepresence to connect users across the globe in shared workspaces. It allows team members write on documents, note notes on plans and even shake hands with their co-workers. They can also see the virtual avatars of those colleagues who are standing next to them. This advanced technology is being increasingly utilized for classroom-based training and simulations. Duodecim is the Finnish medical society, for instance, is using Glue to create healthcare training exercises for remote and hybrid employees.