If you’re digging into the whole remote teams thing, then you’ll enjoy reading this crash course on building and managing remote teams from Andreas Klinger.
You need to systemize communication and expectations. When I say processes, I don’t necessarily mean heavy-handed workflows, piles of paper and someone using a giant stamp confirming every action. I mean “systemized communication and expectations made explicit”.
This can be as simple as: “We do check-ins every morning…” “Please before you do X always do Y…” These simple explicit agreements allow other people to expect those actions to happen and avoid unnecessary communication loops.