1.4 Online Collaboration Limitations
It is undoubtable that online collaboration can bring about many benefits to a business, however, there are some limitations of online collaboration which are worth mentioning:
Lack of face-to-face interaction:
Although online collaboration tools provide real-time communication between people, they still lack the benefits of face-to-face interaction. Communication purely through the internet may cause feelings of disconnection to some people. A simple chitchat in the office kitchen or small talk you exchange with a customer creates a sense of connection that can be hard to establish online (Kissflow, 2021).
Network failure & equipment breakdown:
It is important to keep in mind that internet connection and technological devices have some limitations too. You can expect network failure or bad internet connectivity particularly if you live in rural areas away from big cities. Also, you need to be prepared in case your laptop or any other device you are working on breaks down. This is why it is crucial to save your work constantly while you are working online.