These virtual spaces are not only meeting tools they are interactive environments that allow work to be completed. These collaborative workspaces, in contrast to traditional conference calls that rely on one method of communication like screen sharing, are designed to foster collaboration, productivity and connection to remote teams or hybrids.

These virtual spaces are easy to use and accessible to anyone using a standard PC, Mac or browser. These virtual spaces are packed with features, making them incredibly powerful tools for collaboration. Some of them even let you create an immersive experience by using VR. Some provide a more complex editor for world-building, while others provide simple avatar systems that make use of floating emojis to communicate emotions during presentations and conversations.

Google Docs lets team members access and edit documents. They can also comment on changes, track them, and grant access rights to different users. It can also be used for video and chat conferencing with integrations with other workplace tools like calendars, email, and Kanban boards.

Microsoft Teams is an integrated suite of office software that includes chat video, voice, and conference, document storage, and integrations with other workplace software. It is available for free for all Google users, and comes with a variety of pricing options to fit companies of all sizes.

ImmersedVR is a state of the art VR collaboration tool that makes use of the technology of telepresence to connect users across the globe in shared workspaces. It lets team members to write on documents, take notes on plans, and even shake their hands with their co-workers. They can also see the virtual avatars of those colleagues who are standing next to them. This innovative technology is increasingly used for classroom-based training and simulations. Duodecim, the Finnish medical society, for instance, is using Glue to develop healthcare training exercises for remote and hybrid employees.