Virtual communication utilizes digital tools like chats, email video calls, text messages to transmit information between people who do not meet face-to-face. It is a crucial part of collaborative work particularly in the context of remote or mixed teams.

When working remotely, it’s easy to lose sight of important details, and there is often less opportunity to provide immediate feedback and response. This can lead to confusion and discontent among managers and team members. Additionally, non-verbal cues such as facial expressions or body language are more difficult to understand. It is essential to have clear communication strategies for teams working remotely.

The right communication strategies and tools can make a difference between a remote team that is highly productive and efficient and one that becomes overwhelmed and distracted by excessive notifications or lack of organization. It is also important that employees feel safe when communicating with colleagues via the internet. This can reduce the possibility of miscommunications or communication barriers.

It can require some time and careful consideration to develop a communication strategy for teams that work remotely. It is also beneficial to work with an experienced, independent project manager who can help establish communication norms and best practices for teams who work remotely. Fortunately, there are plenty of experienced independent PMs available on Upwork. Begin your search today to find the perfect PM for your team!