An Introduction to Virtual Coworking Spaces
RAYAFEEL is an online platform that provides you with your own office, virtually. Rayafeel helps distributed teams work together and enables everyday work happiness no matter your location. Feel as if you are together even when you are apart with happiness features like office pets and free guided meditations to support your team’s mental health and wellbeing. Personalise your office layout with branded rugs, brand colours and your own customizable room names. Invite external guests to visit you, see who is available and what they are up to in the office. Hop into a room and start ad-hoc conversations seamlessly, just like you would in a physical office. Humanize your digital work and collaborate more efficiently than ever.
Who Should Use Virtual Coworking Spaces?
Yes, a virtual coworking space may seem like a dream come true but if the pandemic comes to an end, we should each seriously consider if it is a more suitable option than traditional coworking spaces or offices. As mentioned earlier, virtual coworking may be a wonderful idea for individuals who are always travelling; in addition, it could be suited for people who wish to work from home even after the pandemic, and entrepreneurs who operate their businesses from home and need a professional address as a business address. However, even people who fit these descriptions may opt for another solution. Right now, virtual coworking spaces are the predominant option on the market; nevertheless, if things go back to normal, one should assess one’s needs and situation to understand if a virtual coworking space is the right fit.
Rayafeel is a virtual space where teams can collaborate and work together, as they were in the office. We like to call it “the metaverse for work” due to this unique experience.
How to Make Virtual Coworking Spaces Effective
When one thinks of virtual working spaces, the first thing that may come to mind are zoom meetings. Yes, zoom meetings can execute this space; however, virtual coworking spaces have gone far beyond that to make the experience of coworking as enjoyable and valuable as possible. Depending on the platform one signs up to, a virtual coworking portal may include individual virtual rooms with different features and conference rooms for teams to discuss and collaborate. Moreover, there could be a receptionist available to assist, as well as exclusive access to online webinars, workshops, and workout sessions to improve the productivity of the members. Not only that, but several community building activities that would be implemented in a physical coworking space still occur, such as guided meditation sessions, lunch and learns, check-in sessions, mastermind sessions, stretch breaks, coffee breaks, book clubs, etc.
It’s been established that a virtual coworking session can be hosted via zoom or google hangouts. Now here are two other online tools for successful remote coworking:
This is a virtual coworking space with interactive and customizable rooms. Users are assigned avatars that can move to different rooms, and Remo enables users to interact with one another in real-time, regardless of geographical location. There is also a 2-D map of the rooms available in the space.
Sococo: Sococo allows users to create a virtual office in which people can join and work in rooms. The office can also be decorated and be integrated with zoom and google meet.