In today’s fast-paced business world, efficiency and collaboration are key. Teams that can work quickly and effectively are more likely to succeed, and this is especially true for distributed teams. With team members located in different time zones and potentially working on different schedules, it can be challenging to ensure everyone is on the same page and working towards the same goals.
One of the biggest challenges facing distributed teams is the lack of face-to-face interaction. Without being able to sit in the same room and talk through ideas and issues, it can be difficult to fully understand each other’s perspectives and come to a consensus on important decisions. In fact, studies show that conversations outside of planned and formal meetings are large contributors to overall team success.
Email and screenshots were always cumbersome and frustrating, but we’ve learned to make do in the absence of something better, especially for engineers reviewing 3D and 2D data.
One of the major problems with using email and screenshots for collaboration is that they are static and difficult to update. Once an email has been sent or a screenshot has been shared, it can be difficult to make changes or provide additional information. This can lead to misunderstandings and miscommunications, as team members may be working from different versions of the same data. Furthermore, email and screenshots are not designed for reviewing 3D and 2D data.
With email, team members can only see a static image of a model, which makes it difficult to understand the design and provide feedback. Screenshots are even worse, as they only show a single view of a model and do not provide any context or orientation.
Fortunately, there are tools like Revaly that can help facilitate collaboration and communication for distributed teams.
Revaly is specifically designed for reviewing and collaborating on 3D and 2D data. With Revaly, team members can view and interact with 3D and 2D models in real-time, which makes it much easier to understand the design and provide feedback.
Revaly allows teams to collaborate and give feedback asynchronously, which makes it more efficient and convenient than email or screenshots. On top of this, Revaly helps teams to avoid misunderstandings and miscommunications by serving as the single source of truth for all design conversations.
With Revaly, team members can easily see the latest version of a model and provide feedback or suggestions, which helps to ensure that everyone is working from the same set of data. This can save time and effort that might otherwise be wasted on back-and-forth communication and chasing down outdated information.
Moreover, Revaly allows teams to work asynchronously, which can be especially beneficial for teams with members located in different time zones, as it allows everyone to work on their own schedules without having to waste time coordinating complex video conference calls.
Lastly, Revaly can help teams to reduce the need for travel and in-person meetings, as team members can review and discuss 3D and 2D models remotely, which eliminates the need for everyone to be in the same physical location. This can save a significant amount of money on travel and accommodations, as well as reduce the time and effort required to coordinate meetings.
Distributed teams face the challenge of a lack of face-to-face interaction, making it difficult to come to a consensus on important decisions. Email and screenshots have been used for communication and collaboration in the past, but they are not effective or efficient ways to convey information, especially for engineers reviewing 3D and 2D data, as they are static, difficult to update, and do not provide context or orientation.
Revaly is designed for teams to review and collaborate on 3D and 2D data in real-time, asynchronously, and remotely, which helps to reduce misunderstandings, miscommunications, and the need for travel and in-person meetings.