In the last decade, we’ve seen cloud productivity suites like G Suite™ and Office 365™ change the way collaborative work happens. The ability to track changes to a shared file in real time doesn’t just let people collaborate from different geographic locations — it also lets them work together simultaneously rather than passing larger completed project versions back and forth. Other changes, like the evolution of agile and scrum-based workflows for software development, have contributed to improve efficiency and productivity in group settings.
Here at JumpCloud, we think this kind of tech-enabled collaboration is only the tip of the iceberg, especially as remote work becomes more of a norm and a necessity. We’re excited about the potential for businesses to connect with the right talent across the globe, and for IT teams to play a role in imagining and creating the kinds of environments that will help people work together. Here are some of the advances in remote collaboration we’ve been curious about lately.
Evolution of Existing Remote Collaboration Tools
Project tracking and time management apps like Trello, Asana, Basecamp, Monday, and Harvest help teams coordinate collaborative processes from conceptualization to delivery. More recently, we’ve seen these types of solutions shift their focus away from passive documentation and endless comment threads, in the interest of creating a single, central location where a project lives and where people go to work on it. These project management tools are developing deeper integrations with other digital workspaces, and it’s now easier than ever to version control projects in a group setting without manually syncing multiple platforms. As these kinds of tools continue to grow and change, they could get better at tracking progress on their own and require even less user interaction for reporting and status updates. They might also use AI and machine learning abilities to more actively identify gaps in efficiency and suggest workflow and process improvements.
New AR/VR Work Environments
Although augmented reality and virtual reality technologies have yet to enter the mainstream, demand for better remote (Read more…)