Help your teams work together in a shared online workspace just for them
At Glip, we view the ideal team collaboration app as sort of a digital tree house, a shared, private workspace a team can create just for its own members and keep track of everything happening on a specific project.
When you set up a team in your Glip workspace to manage a new project and invite all of the relevant team members into that private online environment, you immediately have a home base to start making progress. Here are just some of the tools your Glip team collaboration workspace offers.
Chat in real time
Effective team collaboration starts with quick and easy communication. With Glip’s real-time chat, you can share ideas with your team whenever and wherever they occur, including from your RingCentral mobile app, and everyone in your Glip team or conversation will see it immediately.
Just as important, Glip automatically stores every comment, question, shared link, and other message anyone sends in your Glip team. That means you’ll always have a record of all historical messages relating to your specific project—all in one place. You and anyone on your Glip team can always search for and find old messages and other content.
Learn more about real-time team messaging.
How can you improve team work if you’re trying to collaborate on a document or other content? Many teams default to sending files back and forth using email. But this method can lead to lost files, missed updates, and people mistakenly using outdated versions of the team’s work.
With Glip, you can just drag and drop the file right into your team’s conversation. Now everyone can see it, and Glip even lets them pin notes and suggestions to the draft for you.
As you add files of any kind to your Glip team’s conversation (documents, presentations, images, and MP3s), Glip will store them for you in your online workspace where you can easily find them anytime.
Learn more about free file sharing.
Start a video chat
Sometimes posting a chat message in your Glip communication stream is all you need for effective team collaboration. You text a question, a teammate chats back the answer immediately, and you’re all set.
But other times you’ll want a deeper, more involved conversation with your team—the type of collaborating you can do effectively only with a face-to-face conversation. No problem, Glip lets you start a team video chat with just one click. You’ll get 500 minutes of video calling with the free version of Glip.
Share your screen
Even during a video meeting, sometimes you’re able to collaborate more effectively by showing your team what you mean, rather than trying to explain it to them. For those times, Glip lets anyone on your video call share their screen with the team to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Learn more about screen sharing.
When your team is tackling a project in a shared Glip workspace, task management doesn’t have to involve a separate tool your coworkers have to keep popping in and out of to check and update. Everyone can track their tasks (and update each other on their progress) right in Glip.
In fact, because task management is so seamlessly woven right into the RingCentral app, you can create a task right in your chat box as you’re typing a message. For example, you want to let the team know a package of vendor samples is due to your office on Tuesday. You set yourself a new task, “Show team samples,” that you’ll do as soon as the package comes in. Now you’ve got a task that Glip will remind you and your team about, and everyone knows to be ready for a team collaboration session sometime Tuesday to review and compare samples.
That’s how effective teams work!