When applied to team sync ups, a cloud whiteboard can be used to increase engagement. The host can start off sessions with doodling activities or ice breakers that effectively convert attendees from passive listeners to hands-on contributors. The bulk of the sessions themselves can be done on a cloud whiteboard, with the host or other team members taking notes and inserting relevant images or slides as the discussion progresses. And since meeting attendees are focused on the elements being added and altered on the shared board, the host is able to catch their attention, reducing the chances of team members zoning out of a discussion—something that is fairly common when working within a hybrid setup.
Another advantage of cloud whiteboarding is how it allows two-way live editing and annotation. This is especially useful when presenting decks or project mock ups to remote clients. In case clients have any change requests, presenters can easily give them write access and allow them to make notes directly on the board. If, for example, they want a very specific part of a layout altered, they can simply circle it and write down what they want beside it. If they have visual aids in mind, they can even import those onto the board. If you were to hold this kind of presentation strictly over video conferencing with off-screen notetaking, client participation would be limited, and you run the risk of not being able to fully implement their requested modifications.