"Google is abysmal at being amazing!"
The above is a common refrain of mine. A lot of people use Gmail but Google is largely ineffective at helping users understand the power of real-time collaboration. In fact, at a recent speaking event, only 4 of the 25 or so Project Managers in attendance had ever collaborated in real-time using Google Drive. That is remarkable to me.
In the video below I demonstrate how sharing works, why it is the "future" of document/spreadsheet collaboration (future??: it's been around awhile), and why it is better to share a series of folders on Google Drive versus sharing individual documents.
Sharing Folders on Google Drive
Prior to viewing the video, here is a simply Google Drive structure including how I share files with all my clients. It allows for information transparency and reduces unnecessary emails back and forth to retrieve necessary information.
If you are unsure why I structure my drive this way, feel free to comment in the blog or email me.