It is likely that you will use Slack or video tools for conferencing when you work remotely. These 2D tools aren’t always the best way to foster collaboration and connection between team members.

Virtual spaces for collaboration are crucial. The most effective virtual spaces are those that mimic the physical office experience with desks, meeting rooms and common areas. This allows teams to connect quickly. With just a few nudges or live chats teams can have informal communication, and hold spontaneous meetings that are similar to those you would have in a real office.

Kumospace is a prime example of virtual workspace that reduces the need for meetings, by giving people the feeling of “working next to someone”. It also provides a range of virtual rooms for collaboration, from sprint planning and 1:1 catch-ups to sales demonstrations and project presentations.

Switchboard is a tool for virtual collaboration that elevates the experience of working in a workplace to a whole new level. With its collaborative virtual rooms and canvases, it lets teams to get productive quickly by working in tandem on documents and browser-based apps. And when the session comes best virtual spaces for collaboration to an end, it saves everyone’s work to allow them to take the place they left off next time.

Other virtual spaces such as Teemyco and Gather help foster teams by making it easier for coworkers to view what they are doing in the virtual office. It’s easy to determine if someone is working on a big project, giving a sales demonstration or taking a virtual break.