What Is a Persistent Workspace?


A persistent workspace refers to a collection of software tools that remain conveniently accessible and consistently organized over time. For example, an office might routinely rely on chat sessions, a space to share files, and a task creation environment.

A persistent workspace would organize each of these tools in a recognizable way so that every member of your team, wherever they are and whatever device they’re using, can access these tools in a logical, predictable, and consistent way. Persistent workspaces are especially vital for remote teams, whose communication agility relies on predictability and consistency.


How Do Persistent Workspaces Work?


Let’s say you’re part of a geographically dispersed team, many of whom are mobile sales staff frequently moving from location to location. Using a persistent workspace, each of your team members can log into the same dashboard, whether they’re at home, in a shared office space, or working from an airport. The dashboard, consisting of shared policy documents, a chat environment, and a prioritized list of assignments, is uniquely configured for this team, and highly customizable, to permit modification as new priorities emerge.


Who Should Use Persistent Workspaces?


The technology is particularly beneficial for companies that are spread out, and whose success relies on a consistent and carefully curated approach to core business. It’s also a powerful tool for maintaining a sense of corporate cultural cohesion, improving the onboarding process for virtual staff, and ensuring quality control in a telecommuting workspace.


Benefits of Persistent Workspaces


The chief benefit of a persistent workspace is that the technology offers a consistently organized dashboard. This fosters enhanced productivity. The technology also grants remote staff a sense of continuity in their working life, building a shared approach, and reinforcing a sense of connection across geographically distant teams.

Persistent workspaces also enhance the onboarding process by ensuring that new team members are working in the same virtual environment as their colleagues and managers.

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