You’re likely using Slack or other video tools for conferencing if you work remotely. These 2D tools aren’t always the best choice for fostering communication and connection between team members.
This is why virtual spaces for collaboration are so important. The best virtual spaces resemble the physical space of an office with meeting rooms, workstations and common areas that allow teams to quickly find one another. With just a few nudges or live chats teams can engage in conversations that are natural and also have spontaneous meetings that are similar to those that occur in a real office.
Kumospace is a prime example of virtual workspace that reduces the need for meetings, by giving people the impression that they are “working alongside someone else”. It also offers a range of virtual rooms that can be used for collaboration, from sprint planning and 1:1 catch-ups, to sales demonstrations and project presentations.
Switchboard is a virtual collaboration tool that takes the experience of working in a office to a new level. With its virtual rooms that are collaborative and canvas, it allows teams to work efficiently by working on documents and browser-based apps. When the session is finished, all work is saved so that everyone is able to continue where they began.
Other virtual spaces, like Teemyco and Gather, help to foster team spirit by allowing people to know what their colleagues are up to in the virtual office. This makes it easy to identify who is planning a big project, delivering the sales pitch or taking a virtual break during a coffee break.