Use Case: Virtual Cafe

Hi Paul, what do you do?

I am a book author and a certified professional facilitator.

How did you get started with your business?

Throughout all my professional live as a researcher and later as a manager I always was curious about how teams make decisions and how to run better meetings. When my last employer decided to terminate my contract as a Regional Manager for Southern Europe and Latin America I decided it was time to condense all my field notes about meetings, workshops and group facilitation and I published a series of books in portuguese, spanish and now in English.

What tools do you use for your business?

I started in this profession as a “digital junkie” and almost ignored all the other important aspects of social technologies of participation, the context from where genuine collaboration emerges. Not saying that you cannot improve a traditional meeting by using digital tools, for instances Remo is a great platform to increase meeting quality by itself because it solves remote collaboration problems and creates a surrogate of an face to face office environment where people can pick up rooms where they want to meet. However, there is much more value when you designed collaborative processes with a purpose in mind and when you apply the 6 core competencies of group facilitation.

What problem does Remo solve for you?

What I have just said it creates a virtual space that resembles the meeting floor of any organization and you can choose where do you want to meet and have impromptu meetinsg means that impromptu collaboration will naturally flourish.

Tell us about your business challenges *before* you started using Remo

I wanted to create a Knowledge Café virtual environment where people can choose the tables they want to seat and Zoom and other video conference platforms do not allow for this to occur naturally.

How did you try to solve your business challenges before you found Remo?

I normally use Zoom but we have to manually assign people to different breakout rooms.

What was your main concern before using Remo and what put your fears to rest?

The concern that the video and audio quality wouldn’t be as good as Zoom, and it was surprising to see it works so well.

How would you describe Remo?

The best venue for your virtual Knowledge Café.

What results have you had from using Remo?

The same I have whenever we use conversational leadership in gatherings, the collective wisdom emerges and the group connects to its purpose.

What are the top 3 benefits you have experienced since using Remo?

The ease of use, to allow self-management to occur naturally, and the fact that people can network to each other by sharing LinkedIn details on their avatars.

Paul Nunesdea

Paul Nunesdea is the English author name of Paulo Nunes de Abreu, author, and publisher of a book series about group facilitation – Architecting Collaboration. Col.lab | Collaboration laboratory is a spin-off of this book series and permanent open space where ideas and people get together to create innovation with the power of group facilitation as a public service. Paul has specialized in creating and nurturing communities of practice, namely in the education and healthcare sectors in Portugal and Spain, where he designs interventions to optimize change within regional and national governments.

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