The “2014 Virtual Teams Survey Report” finds that in the global workplace, more than half of the productivity of 41 percent of workers depends directly on work conducted in virtual teams. Moreover, 77 percent of today’s workers have colleagues from other cultures on their teams. Furthermore, 40 percent of all workers spend between almost half to all of their working time on multicultural virtual teams.
The study finds that while 81 percent of the respondents feel that their virtual teams produce better results overall than co-located teams, the lack of face-to-face contact results in challenges that affect establishing trust (64 percent), managing conflict (54 percent), and expressing opinions (53 percent).
Thirty-eight percent of the survey respondents were team leaders.