Since a lot of folks are now doing this, finding the post below from Trello was helpful, and for me, this should be rule 1 for remote teams:
“Give a little more information than you think is necessary. You don’t have to write a novel for every status update, but err on the side of giving too much information and the worst-case scenario is the reader spends a few extra seconds reading, rather than wasting an entire day missing critical information.”
The thing is, we often start down the wrong path with work because we are missing some important bit of information, and in an office, that bit of information usually makes itself known eventually, and we’ve wasted a bunch of time.
When everyone is remote, it might not ever make itself known, but for sure it’s going to take a lot longer at the very least.
If there’s even a doubt about whether everyone “knows” something already from your communication, go ahead and include it.
I’ve often told people to feel free to tell me the same thing over and over. It is a heck of a lot better than me not knowing.