Disclosure: Nvidia is a client of the author.
It’s fascinating to watch companies produce so-called collaboration tools because it often seems as if they do not truly understand collaboration. Most of the advanced tools I have reviewed to date are videoconferencing systems trying to emulate conference rooms or events virtually, even though that is rarely how people collaborate.
Collaboration is not about a place, nor does it usually require face-to-face interaction. What it does require is a common goal across a group of workers with the dynamic ability to focus on a product, concept, tactic, or strategy, and collectively move the effort to completion. People collaborated by traditional mail, over the phone, from hospital beds, and across vast distances long before we had videoconferencing.