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Visual Collaboration – A Future Of Work Trend

Visual Collaboration – A Future Of Work Trend
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Cloud services are enabling team members to simultaneously edit, comment upon and review an ever-growing variety of assets.

Wesley Robison
  • 27 january 2013

The Future Of Work

New technological tools are giving workers the ability to excel productivity and workflow on a wide array of projects. In 2012, 80% of new commercial enterprise apps will be deployed on cloud platforms. How will capitalizing on cloud-based services enhance the future of the workplace?

Powerful cloud-based software programs have progressed to the point that users can now collaborate on a wide array of projects ranging from simple document building to sophisticated engineering schematics that need input from massive number of people. More democratic and intuitive visual interfaces can transcend language and skill level, allowing anyone regardless of background or discipline to contribute to a project. At the same time, this more democratic workflow has necessitated the creation of more sophisticated project management systems that allow large numbers of users to work on projects simultaneously.

David Armano of Edelman Digital says:

I feel there’s a bit of a triangulation around having a shared work- space or a shared whiteboard that is more functional and capable of evolving to reflect the work people are trying to get done. These are reflecting what is happening on the iPad where you can really have a shared space that is elegant, simple to use, completely open to multimedia and unlimited in its space and size.

Below we’ve higlighted two examples of the Visual Collaboration trend:

Company Creates Google Docs For Engineering And Design

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Public Noticeboard Lets Everyone Share And Discuss Ideas Virtually

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  • Intuitive interfaces enable greater focus and deeper connections enabling connections between workers that can foster offline collaboration, adding efficiency to the process.
  • Workers are able to use simple to understand tools to interact with peers and measure engagement and success metrics.

If you’re looking for more trends, innovative ideas or themes changing the Future of Work, check out our full report for sale here or join us for our Social Media Week discussion with leading experts and industry innovators on Feb 20th. More information here

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