the more emotion can be expressed, positive and negative, the stronger the relationship between two people, and hence, the more connected two people feel.
If there is no trust, document decisions.
You need to manage with greater intent when working remotely. If you rely only on your gut judgments and feelings, you will see the consequences of your actions very soon. Unclear communication will have bigger negative consequences than usual.
Answering the question “Why are remote workers stressed” autonomy certainly plays a role. This is an aspect of work that managers can influence, compared to emotional stability, which is a personal characteristic and can change depending on the context.