The business world moves at the speed of light, so how can companies keep up with the ever-changing global landscape? As companies grow and the workforce becomes increasingly dispersed and remote, you’ll need tools that will help you overcome geographical barriers to spur visual creativity and live collaboration; in short, how will you sketch out ideas, riff on them, and bring them to life? That’s where Google Jamboard can help.
Jamboard is a touch screen, cloud-based collaborative whiteboard that enables G Suite users to instantly share and fine-tune ideas on a project in real-time, from any device, from anywhere in the world. So how does it work, and how does it lead to faster and more collaborative innovation?
1. Cloud-first whiteboard collaboration
Companies across industries are increasingly moving operations to the cloud. Jamboard’s “jams” – the work stemming from collaborative brainstorm – are created and housed there. When users launch a “jam” session, anyone with a G Suite account can access and participate in it from any device, regardless of whether they’re in the same room or around the world.
Do you enjoy the real-time collaboration capabilities of Docs, Sheets, and Slides? Jamboard offers the same live, multi-user collaboration tools for whiteboarding and brainstorming, all of which lead to a stronger team dynamic.
It also empowers you to incorporate files from Docs, Sheets, and Slides, or add photos stored in Drive. Similar to those features, Jamboard auto-saves your “jams” so you never have to worry about creating the next big idea, just to have another team erase it when they need that whiteboard space in the conference room. It also eliminates having to take photos of your whiteboard session and having to email them to the team. Jamboard is also fully integrated with Google Hangouts, offering you another platform for real-time collaboration.
2. Intuitive Jamboard features boost creativity
Jamboard is a familiar canvas – whiteboards – updated and designed to take advantage of the cloud’s capabilities. It gives you the power to easily access and integrate Google searches into crafting your ideas. Jamboard also has tools like sticky notes and stencils, which pair well with intelligent features like handwriting and shape recognition, to help colleagues better understand your vision. You can also draw on Jamboard with a stylus but erase with your finger – just like a whiteboard. Users also can drag and drop images from the web or Drive. These features combine to be more than just a place to store your team’s ideas – they improve communication and inspire a greater level of creativity and collaboration.
3. Mobile-friendly updating
Jamboard also makes updates in real-time to all connected devices. For example, when a user in a “jam” session in the New York office imports an image from Drive, that image shows up instantaneously on all devices connected to that meeting. No matter where colleagues are – from global offices to airports – Jamboard ensures that productivity and ingenuity can happen anytime, anywhere. Not everyone in the room needs to be around the board either. Everyone can open the “jam” from their mobile device or tablet and contribute to the collaboration, instantly seeing their changes and updates on the board.
Need to change locations? Not a problem. Save your “jam” and move Jamboard to another meeting room. Want to go home for the day? Save your “jam” and come back to it tomorrow. No need to worry about losing anything.
Summary: Jamboard’s interactive whiteboard functionality ushers in the next level in real-time, cloud-based collaboration. Employees can write and erase on-screen and never risk losing ideas. Jamboard’s intuitive design features help good ideas become great ones, and ensure total interactivity across devices across the globe. With Jamboard, collaboration is a 24/7 endeavor, not something limited to conference rooms and reserved time slots.