Collaboration for Adhoc Workplaces
Today’s Workplace is becoming more and more distributed and agile. This trend is also changing the way we communicate. Adhoc and unscheduled discussions and decision making is replacing the traditional ways we worked. Some customer data indicates that as much as 60% of all collaboration and communication is now un-scheduled. With this shift, users need simple ways to meet to be able to get the work done.
The WebEx Product team has been working with the concept of Personal Room for sometime and introduced that with the Collaboration Meeting Room Video bridging service last year. As we learned more about the usage patterns and the simplification it can bring to users’ lives, we are now introducing Personal Rooms to all our 60 million users to give them a simple and clean way to connect with each other in an unscheduled environment.
Think about WebEx Personal Room as your virtual room always available for your meetings and discussions. Just like a physical office room address, you get a permanent Personal URL (PURL) or web address for your virtual room. You can access this web address from any of the WebEx Desktop or Mobile clients. If you are using the WebEx video bridging service, you can also join your Personal Room using a Personal URI (PURI) from any video endpoint. For easy setup, simply choose to use your Personal Room for all your meetings in Productivity Tools or manually add links to your invites.
What about privacy and security? The Personal Room comes with a Room Lock and a Lobby/waiting area. This allows you as a host to lock the door of your virtual room and selectively let the participants join from lobby as they come and wait to be entered in the meeting. As a host you also have a Host PIN to secure your personal room.
I work in a distributed and agile environment myself and it is amazing to see the difference each simplification brings, leaving more time to get real work done. I have fully moved to using my PURL and PURI for all my meetings and I’m not looking back.
Thank you for reading, comments are welcome!
Sep 03, 2019 — Connie Tang
Aug 21, 2019 — Kacy Kizer
Aug 01, 2019 — Connie Tang
Jun 27, 2019 — Mark Miller
May 30, 2019 — Deepa Mahendraker
May 16, 2019 — Juan Gallardo
May 09, 2019 — Jillian Zimmerman
Apr 02, 2019 — Mandy Yeung
Mar 20, 2019 — Derek Stevens
Mar 08, 2019 — Jono Luk