Benefits of Virtual Teams
Cultural Perspectives – Cultural perspectives prove to be a strong asset in virtual teams. Business negotiation, communication, and leadership skills are different depending on the culture, providing an opportunity to learn from and utilize differences while discovering similarities.
Diverse Knowledge and Skills – Team work brings out the unique knowledge and skills of each member. These diverse skills sets can strengthen project outcomes while giving member the change to learn from one another.
Open Communication – Virtual communication allows team members to speak freely on problems or difficulties that arise during the project. Open communication is a key factor to success, allowing everyone to get their ‘voice’ heard in a timely manner.
Location Flexibility – In virtual teams, members can provide their work from any location, making it easy to contribute to project goals and outcomes.
Another benefit of working with virtual teams is to be able to communicate quickly when big changes or problems arise. As they often do, shifts in deadlines, responsibilities, team restructuring or a temporary hold on the project can occur. In those instances virtual meetings are an asset versus face-to-face meetings.