I'm sure many have figured out remote collaboration by now, but if you are like me, I'm always striving to see if we can improve on anything. We were remote before the COVID-19 situation, but many improvements occurred for remote work that we have also utilized. Here are a few tips that I have found keep us all on the same page and improve collaboration:
1 - Have Wrike guidelines/training area or docs and make sure your team adheres to them. We also made a Wrike knowledge base so that everything is in one place.
2 - Documents should have a single source of truth. We use MS Teams/SharePoint (and sync so it shows the same in File Explorer). In Wrike, we attach from the SharePoint location. This way everyone is looking at the same document/sheet, etc and there is no guessing or wasting time on the wrong thing. We can also all work on the item at the same time, total collaboration! (not everyone is on Wrike in our company, so we can't use Wrike for this)
3 - Projects should use blueprints/templates so that they are always consistent and everyone knows what to expect.
4 - Communication is always key, so make sure the Wrike guidelines or your overall team's guidelines for this is very clear on when and where you are to say or put anything. If you leave this to assumption, it will never be as cohesive as it could be, and you will lose efficacy.
5 - We are a Microsoft shop, so we utilize MS Teams. Make sure to link Teams and Wrike so that nothing is missed, and it can be easier/faster to respond if you don't already have Wrike open.
I hope some of these tips help or spark an idea for your team. Thanks for reading.