During the last period, the tools of the second wave of remote work technologies, which exceed the characteristics and capabilities presented by the first wave centered around video meetings and video chat, accompanied by a simple exchange of data and information, appeared during the past period. Analysts monitored six new tools for real-time participatory work, focusing on the detailed procedures and processes that exist in key business cycles within companies and organizations, through which actions can be accomplished in real time in a participatory manner.
According to a survey conducted by computerworld.com among a group of senior analysts who specialize in remote working techniques and tools, the second wave of tools indicates a process of "rethinking" how to collaborate remotely, especially with the rising expectations that the emerging Corona virus (Covid) 19), it will continue for a long time without a decisive solution that will restore matters back to normal, which requires access to tools that help teams collaborate not only with video chat.
Angela Ashenden, the lead analyst for workplace transformation at the CCS Insight research and consulting firm, said that there are six tools that have recently emerged, and operate according to the concepts of the second wave of remote participatory work tools: Air Table and Coda. , "Vejma", "front", "munday" and "moral" She added that these tools were provided by startup companies with the same names, and they can be considered the first batch of tools expected to appear in this wave, and all are keen that it exceeds what is now present in the main group of remote work applications, namely: «Google is dead», and «Zoom », Microsoft Team, Skype, and Cisco WebEx, all centered on the idea of live video conferencing accompanied by a simple exchange of data.
The Air Table tool focuses on rethinking how to use spreadsheets remotely, providing a flexible, low-code application for team project planning and management, and allowing users to create custom workflow applications.
The Koda tool is a new type of document that takes the "all-in-one" approach to shared productivity, and combines elements of word processing, spreadsheets, and workflow applications, to create a direct document that anyone can access and update on the team, which is well suited for project planning, and is based To the idea that the world works on documents, not applications, and aims to achieve in the world of documents, what "YouTube" has accomplished in the video world.
The "Vejma" tool is an application that targets designers in the first place, and depends on the browser, as it allows "multiplayer" editing in real time. It includes features required by designers, such as illustration tools, automatic layout, reusable UI patterns and components. Its long-term vision is to make design accessible to everyone - engineers, marketers, product managers, and sales personnel.
The Front tool focuses on changing the concept of group chat and adding it to the email service, allowing the shared inbox to assign work to team members, with comments and signals to coordinate customer support responses, and edit email messages jointly.
The Monday tool chooses to focus on project coordination, which is a flexible platform that the team can modify as they wish, and build any process, and therefore calls itself a "work operating system" that allows you to manage any aspect of your business, from project management to human resources operations , And the ability to include information based on location and status.
The "Mural" tool provides a visual collaboration space for exchanging ideas and capturing ideas, similar to a mural or whiteboard, to help the distributed teams work together creatively. Using the blackboard, team members can view suggestions remotely, add text and sticky notes, photos, videos and drawings, to Joint "mural". Templates are also provided to support brainstorming and planning sessions.