Also remember that remote workers can't rely on constant visual cues or constant access to office gossip. This means that if you don't explicitly communicate something as a leader to a remote team, it's the same as staying silent. As Jeff Robbins, founder of the company Lullabot, says: “If you don't communicate well in a distributed company, you don't exist. So get used to communicating too much with your teams about what's happening and what you're thinking as a leader.
In a face-to-face workspace, there are usually easy ways to figure out the structure. Maybe you organize teams by department or function together with the team leader, or you have a separate office for your executive team. These physical tracks don't exist on a remote team, so it's critical that you create a defined structure for people's roles and responsibilities.