CURRENT: The Telecommuter's Toolkit

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For millions of Americans, today isn’t just any Monday—it’s their first Monday as newly minted members of the remote workforce, a status many may maintain indefinitely. As the coronavirus has spread, big banks, tech titans and businesses in between have been forced to shutter offices, asking as many employees as possible to work from home. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re one of those workers.

Whether you’ve been telecommuting for a couple of hours or days, by now you’ve likely come to the realization that working from home is not as simple as, well, working from home. Your workspace is different, of course, but so is the way you communicate with your team, structure your day and tackle the tasks on your to-do list, especially if you have a few new “colleagues” around.

That’s why we’re launching Working Remote: a limited-edition daily newsletter featuring ForbesCareers’ top tips on working from home and leading a remote team through tumultuous times. Click here to sign up for Careers’ Working Remote newsletter.

And here’s more on everything you need to know about working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.