- Tasks are distributed among the group, thus less burden on an individual author
- More people mean more ideas, more work done and thus the goals are achieved more efficiently
- A collaborative writing group in which each individual performs his/her duties honestly leads to an increase in experience of team-work, load-sharing, verbal, written and email communication skills, etc
- The most threatening problem of an inadequately managed Collaborative Writing Group is that of "Too many Cooks, Spoil the broth"
- Collaborative Writing requires contributions of skills from each and every member of the group. Whether the collaborative method used is a shared one (one in which various group members can have access and control on the document simultaneously), or a method that involves for each individual to work on a separate part of the document and control only one's own part; a single member's incapability to contribute in time can adversely affect the entire group/team
- IT/computer-based collaborative groups depend on communicating mainly via telephone/email/Internet. A hack into the system is always a risk, which can jeopardize the whole project