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Remote work is likely to stick around, with a recent survey published by Gartner indicating 82% of employers intend to allow their employees to work from home at least part-time post COVID-19. 

Managing virtual check-ins, meetings, conferences and team building programs is a challenge for employers who must navigate web-conferencing technologies in order to maintain company culture and organisational productivity in a remote working environment. 

In order to maintain employee engagement and collaboration, businesses are embracing web-conferencing tools to deliver virtual conferences and team building activities. 

A lack of human connection and personal interactions doesn’t have to be a part of this new normal. 

Which online tool is right for your team?

With so many virtual collaboration tools and softwares available, which one is right for your team?    

We outline the key elements of a few of our favourite tools, including our own platform Big Buzz, and which of our virtual team building programs they are best suited to. 

Click the headings in the table below to navigate to each of the team building programs. 

Big BuzzZoomWebEx MeetingsWebEx TeamsWebEx TrainingWebEx EventsMicrosoft Teams
Breakout RoomsYesYesYesYesYes (audio only)NoYes (called ‘channels’, difficult to set up)
Gallery ViewNoYesYesYesNoNoYes
Password ProtectedOptionalYesYesYesYesYesYes
Browser LoginYesYes (limit on features)Yes (limit on features)Yes (limit on features)Yes (plug-in required)Yes (limit on features)Yes (limit on features) 
Account RequiredNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
OtherA game style platform great for large groups after smaller interactions.Supposed ‘security’ issue Breakout rooms only recently addedNot great for large groups. Pressure on individuals to move in and out of rooms. Not great for large groups. Pressure on individuals to move in and out of rooms. 

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