The Best Virtual Spaces For Collaboration

If you’re working remotely or in a hybrid arrangement the chances are that your team utilizes some sort of video calling or online collaboration tools such as Slack. These 2D tools are not always the best tools for encouraging collaboration and connection between team members.

Virtual spaces for collaboration are essential. The best virtual spaces emulate the physical space of an office, with workspaces, meeting rooms and common areas that allow teams to quickly find one another. Then, with simple gestures and live chats as they move around the space, team members are able to engage in conversation and random encounters that are similar to those that are typical of a real-world office environment.

Kumospace is a virtual workspace can help reduce the need for meetings by giving users the impression that they are «working next someone». For those occasions when you do need to hold a meeting it provides a variety of virtual rooms that are collaborative to suit different purposes, from 1:1 catch-ups and sprint planning to sales demos and presentations.

Switchboard is a tool for virtual collaboration that takes the feeling of working in a office to a new level. With its collaborative virtual rooms and canvases, it enables teams to be productive quickly by working with browser-based apps and documents. And when the session comes to an end, it saves everyone’s work so that they can continue where they left off the next time.

Other virtual spaces like Teemyco and Gather help foster teamwork by allowing employees to see what others are doing in the virtual office. This makes it easy to track who is planning a big project, delivering an informational presentation, or taking a virtual break during a coffee break.