The Remote Manifesto
Point 6 of the remote manifesto offer some good advice for team that are in estimation pain with stakeholders demanding concrete estimates and delivery dates:
Don’t get fixated on trying to estimate workloads. This is mostly a waste of time and usually inaccurate. If it’s to get a general idea, use T-shirt sizes for a measure. S, M, or L. If you get to XL then you can guarantee it’s inaccurate.
Point 8 is extremely important in all aspects of life:
At GitLab we have a Slack channel #thanks for this purpose. It always feels good to give and receive a thanks.