In this situation of COVID-19, many business have affected. still, some companies are performing well while working remotely to meet their client deliverables and deadlines. How are they managing to work collaboratively?
Successfully working remotely yet collaboratively is something that is import in this environment. Previously it wasn't critical for success.
In the past having all the employees working from home was viewed as a mode of operation that would be difficult to maintain. Companies generally allowed some work to be done from home as a employee perk. If they did allow a portion of the work to be done out of their sight managers and customers worried about productivity of those employees they couldn't see.
Now having the infrastructure in palace, or quickly available, to allow all employees to work from home is a strength. Managers still worry about productivity of people they can't see. That is why some managers and companies want to constantly check in. They want to see everybody on chat. They want to see everybody via video. The good managers and companies have figured out that even if the remote employee is only 2/3rds as productive that is far better than letting all their employees go and closing the company.
Of course some business can't allow the employees to work from home. That makes their business model in this crisis more difficult. Of course the last crisis was different as will be the next one.