How to Benefit the Most from Virtual Teams

Maggie Sun
4 min readMay 4, 2023

Covid 19 took the world by surprise and gave remote working a significant boost. Although many companies are calling their employees back to office following the ending of the pandemic, virtual mode has taken root in the business world — most virtual team members simply love working in their pajamas and many “zoomers” would rather quit than return to “boomers’ mode.”

Is remote/virtual working good or bad?

First of all, it is wrong to take a stand against remote/virtual working on account of the assumption that people don’t perform without close supervision. As a matter of fact, performance can be, and in most cases should be, measured by the quality of the deliverables rather than the time people spend in their office under someone’s watch. For example, we take our broken car into a garage and leave it there until we are told to return and pay for the deliverable without ever watching the mechanic; we also entrust our money with a financial advisor and evaluate the deliverable without watching him/her work.

Besides, there are many benefits in adopting remote working/virtual teams. It helps to:

- Reduce expenses for office or parking spaces.

- Reduce traveling expenses for employees.

--

--

Maggie Sun

MBA, certified agile coach and experienced strategy analyst, specializing in business agility, agile leadership, Beyond Budgeting, and general management.