Time should not define decision making power! Remote collaboration and asynchronous communication rely on accessible communication. “Accessible” means that all those who need to participate in the conversation should have the opportunity to share their views. In synchronous settings, many of these quick updates are done in person when someone is visibly accessible. This includes in-person meetings or conference calls. In a remote setting, it’s difficult to assess when a quick call is an interruption, and group calls require even more coordination. Hence, writing becomes essential, and so does writing well. Ask the right questions, provide the right information via the right channel – and make sure that colleagues know what’s expected.