Having a way to be virtually face-to-face is very beneficial for remote teams. Whether it’s a group Google Hangout of ten people or a one-on-one FaceTime call, video can help bridge the gap between remote and co-located work, giving the advantages of both. While most of your communication may happen over chat, an occasional (daily or weekly, depending on your needs) video call helps team cohesiveness and allows you to get visual cues that don’t come through in writing.