I’ve worked with many companies over the years. The companies that work really well (remote or not) and can do a lot with a little (money and people) are the ones that document well.
By documentation, I mean asynchronous communication with your team:
- Daily stand-ups. (the written type, not the “let’s disturb everyone to have a call” type)
- Bug reports
- Bug report updates
- Labelling in Sketch files
- Product roadmap
- New feature ideas/research
- Employee handbook
- Shared password manager
- Deployment logs
- Commit messages
Writing documentation can be seen as a waste of time or money, however I have yet to see a instance where it has not made an improvement.
Next time someone interupts you by tapping you on the shoulder or @’ing you in Slack it might be worth making that knowledge more accessible.