I’ve recently being doing some work with friends on a personal project and during the course of our work, notes were shared via mailing a ms word file to all the team members asking for input and additional ideas.
I have to say that I can’t work this way anymore. I don’t think this way anymore.
I’ve become used to working collaboratively on the same document at the same time. Mailing around files to share is the past. Sharing a link and jointly and simultaneously working on the same document is the present.
I’ve also noticed that this is hard to explain to someone who has not worked this way. If someone challenges you to work with some of the new tools like Google Apps, you need to give it a try.