In the face of the global pandemic, Covid-19, many companies, organizations, and institutions across the globe have resolved to leverage technology to ensure that work goes on. With the use of technology, such entities have been able to hold virtual meetings as well as work on delivering various tasks remotely.
As companies continue to discover the impact of working virtually and leveraging distributed teams, more entities continue to adopt the use of the various online platforms to get things done.
The idea of distributed teams is, therefore, becoming more common among many businesses.
Distributed teams refer to a group of people working remotely from different parts of the world as opposed to being centralized in one location.
Crowston et al., 2017
Many entities are reaping major benefits by adopting this concept in the delivery of their strategic objectives.
The concept is in line with the emerging market trends that require companies to be agile to continue thriving.
As many entities continue to compete for the best talents in the various industries, adopting the distributed teams’ approach is also giving them a wider range of talents from the whole globe to choose from.
The approach is further enabling employers to be employee-centered, by ensuring that employees get flexible working arrangements.
This has resulted in increased motivation among the employees leading to enhanced productivity at the different workplaces.
Working virtually requires that employers establish clear structures that allow employees to communicate with different colleagues seamlessly and with utmost convenience.
It also requires that measures are put in place to ensure that data transferred using the different platforms is secure.
Structures must also be put in place to ensure that any issues that come up in the course of delivering the various tasks are raised with the right persons and addressed in a timely way.