Since asynchronous workflows are what unlock the magic of productive remote work, learning to communicate well asynchronously is a GREAT skill to acquire! Here are 4 components of a great asynchronous message: Enough information to cover all follow-up questions (Don’t let yourself be the victim of an open loop; over-communicate if necessary.) A deadline (When do you need a response by? How urgent is it? Which task is being blocked right now?) Links, images, and as much supporting material as possible (Keep all permanent task-related material [inside Trello cards for exmaple], so whenever you talk about tasks you can link to to that which should contain all relevant information.) A concrete need (What do you want to get out of the communication? Approval on a task? An asset of some kind? Be extremely clear.) (Source: The Complete Guide to Asynchronous Communication in Remote Teams ) How asynchronous is your team?