These virtual spaces are not just tools for meeting they are interactive spaces that allow work to be done. Unlike traditional conference calls that depend on one-way communication, such as screen sharing and screen sharing, these collaborative workspaces are designed to foster interaction, productivity, and community with hybrid or remote teams.

These virtual spaces are available to anyone with an ordinary PC or Mac or a web browser. Virtual spaces are loaded with features, making them effective tools for collaboration. Some let you create more immersive experiences using VR. Some offer a more advanced editor for world building and others offer simple avatar systems with floating emojis that communicate feelings during presentations and conversations.

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

Microsoft Teams is a full suite of workplace software that include video, chat, and voice conferencing, file storage, and integration with other workplace tools. It is free to all Google users, and provides different pricing options that can be adapted to businesses of any size.

ImmersedVR is a state-of-the art VR collaboration tool that uses telepresence technology to connect people around the globe in shared workspaces. It lets team members write on documents and add notes to their plans and even shake hands with colleagues, and also see virtual avatars of their colleagues standing in front of them. This cutting-edge technology is increasingly used for training simulations and classroom-based learning. Duodecim is the Finnish medical society, for instance, is using Glue to develop healthcare training exercises for hybrid and remote employees.