These virtual spaces aren’t only meeting tools but are interactive environments that allow work to be done. These collaborative workspaces, unlike traditional conference calls, which depend on one way of communication like screen sharing, are designed to foster collaboration, productivity and connections to remote teams or hybrids.

These virtual spaces are simple to use and accessible to anyone who has an ordinary PC, Mac or browser. These virtual spaces are also loaded with features, making them effective tools for collaboration. Some of them let you create a symbiosis experience using VR. Some offer a complex editor for world-building, while others provide simple avatar systems that make use of floating emojis that convey emotions during conversations and presentations.

Google Docs allows team members to view and edit documents, and allows for commenting and tracking changes, as well as granting different access rights. It can be used for video conference and chat, and is compatible with other tools like calendars, email, and kanban board.

Microsoft Teams is a full suite of workplace software that includes video, chat and voice conference, file storage and integration with other workplace tools. It is free to all Google users and offers an array of pricing options for businesses of any size.

ImmersedVR is a state-of-the-art VR collaboration tool that makes use of technology for telepresence to connect people around the world in shared workspaces. It lets team members write on documents, make notes on plans, and even shake their hands with their co-workers. They can also view the virtual avatars of colleagues sitting beside them. This cutting-edge technology is increasingly being used to train in classrooms and simulations. Duodecim is the Finnish medical society, for example uses Glue to design healthcare training exercises for remote and hybrid employees.