When working across locations and not just sitting feet apart at desks, the primary method of communication between colleagues and managers is likely to become writing – on instant messengers and e-mails. In order to keep employees engaged (and in times like the present, not overcome with worry or fear), it’s imperative for communication channels to be open, honest and transparent. This is a difficult shift for some managers who are used to calling face-to-face meetings and informal one-on-one chats, but encouraging them to speak (type!) out little and often, as well as picking up the phone to check in regularly on their colleague's wellbeing, is vital. If you’re managing managers, amend their workloads to allow for extra time spent communicating with their team members.