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Meet Guided Breakouts: Comparing MaestroConference Video Vs. Zoom

Video Breakout Capabilities for Remote Collaboration
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If you are trying to engage a dozen or hundreds of people online AND interactively, all at once, you’re probably using virtual breakout rooms. Since that’s our specialty, we want to highlight and compare MaestroConference Video vs. Zoom breakouts.

As you might have seen, we polled zoom breakout users (500+ people responded, 200+ surveys submitted and still counting) about their biggest frustrations with zoom breakouts, and found that our platform already addresses 9 ½ of the top 10 concerns raised (with 9 already done, and the last one- customizable, visual timers- in development).

And an even more dramatic difference between zoom breakouts vs. MaestroConference Video is perhaps the crowning jewel for engaging many parallel groups, our new “Guided Breakouts.”  This newest feature (which no other platform offers) can be used to guide each breakout group through a sequence of questions, activities, or video instructions as designed and programmed by the host in advance. (So, no more “what was the question again?” in your participant breakouts.)

Let’s first take a look at the top 10 complaints that Zoom breakout users have expressed, and how MaestroConference Video compares, and then we’ll introduce you to Guided Breakouts (for your live AND asynchronous virtual events!).

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How to Improve Remote Collaboration in Distributed Teams

Remote collaboration for distributed teams

Reading Time: 4 minutesPromoting remote collaboration among off-site team members can be a difficult task. Outside factors and company issues can quickly hurt your employees’ productivity. Over a prolonged period, this loss could even cause a notable change in absenteeism, turnover rates, and profitability for your company. This is especially problematic in the current environment, with so many companies suddenly going fully remote due to the pandemic.

Even if yours was not a remote position before, chances are, right now, you’re on a distributed team, given that so much of the workforce is currently working from home.

For distributed teams, quick fixes like team-building activities or managerial changes will have few long-term effects. Instead, the most effective way to reverse the results of poor team performance is by making improvements to your company’s internal processes and work environment.

Following the recommendations below, you can implement the adjustments necessary to encourage better engagement, cooperation and remote collaboration in your organization, regardless of where your employees are working from.

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