Prior to COVID-19, 16% of the U.S. workforce worked remotely at least part of the time. Although 2020 data isn’t yet available, it’s a safe bet that figure has doubled or tripled during the pandemic.

As employees adjust to their new normal, business leaders are also struggling to adapt. Teams still have to be teams, even when their members work in separate places. The trouble is, collaboration and camaraderie are a lot tougher to create through a screen.

In a time when team members are worried about their own families and incomes, leaders have their work cut out for them. Here’s how they can get remote teams to work together well:

1. Create a sense of normalcy

When the pandemic hit, millions of people’s work routines changed. Some were furloughed and had to file for unemployment. Even the lucky ones worried about their job security and productivity at home.

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