Certain personalities thrive in the independent world of async work. When we first switched to remote, it was the more social squads that suffered most. Our CEO Chris, noted extrovert, really missed the spontaneous interactions of a central office.
But soon we discovered there's a way to cultivate the enthusiasm, motivation, and positivity that we often see as perks of office work: to get loud.
Not literally. We don't want anyone scaring off their kids and pets. Instead, we get loud in our async updates. We have a culture of bragging about what we're working on - and repeating ourselves, and reminding each other, and giving kudos.
In async, you can't assume your high quality work will always speak for itself. Show your pride by overcommunicating.