The 5 Most Recommended books on remote work for Remote Workers
Remote work is awe-inspiring. Goodbye soul-draining commute, uncomfortable "business professional" clothes, and costly takeout salads.
Good morning, a relaxing morning with slippers and hoodies and delicious home-cooked meals.
Remote work can be challenging. Remote work is difficult as it is possible to be hundreds or even thousands of miles away. You also have a home workspace that lacks many of the features that an office has. It could quickly cause the boundaries between work and home blur.
Take a look through these books to learn more about remote work.
1. Working Remotely: Secrets of Success for Employees on Distributed Team TeamsUnlike other remote work books, which are often written for leaders or solopreneurs, Douglas and Gordon focus on the front-line worker. This book is divided in seven chapters, each one focusing on a key pillar to WFH success.
Learn how to combat loneliness, make friends with your fellows and manage your inbox. These tips are supported by personal stories and examples to illustrate their points.
2. Work-from-home Hacks - 500+ Simple Methods to Stay Organized, Stay Productive, Maintain a Work/Life Balance and keep your homework Moving!
HubSpot Boston office, March 20, was the day that I packed up my keyboard and monitor. It was my sole hope for the next couple of months, but I wasn't sure I'd use them until then.
The team we work with has been operating at home for the past eight months. This will continue for many years. Perhaps for the rest of their lives!
This book is full of all the helpful advice that I would have liked to have received when I was transitioning to permanent remote working. It covers common situations like how to keep boundaries between work and personal life (when you have your office in your kitchen, bedroom or even your living room) and also ways to fight loneliness and isolation. Special advice is available for managers, parents freelancers, employees, or parents.
3. The Holloway Guide to Remote Work
This guide will assist managers navigate the most common issues that arise when working remotely and options, such as hiring, onboarding, and compensating remote employees; creating communications channels, and setting expectations. implementing an effective company culture across time zones; and much more.
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Buritica, Womersley and their respective experience as the leaders of engineering teams distributed at Splice or Buffer are a part of what they have learned. Remote.com, Angel List, Doist and other remote employees have also contributed. Therefore, all suggestions are realistic and practical, and are often supported by examples, data or cases studies.
4. REMOTE Not Required
This is the document which explains the advantages of remote working. Fried and Hansson are the main authors of REMOTE: Office Not Required refuting the arguments against allowing folks to work from anywhere they'd like. For instance:
Collaboration doesn't need you to be in a office
Whatever the size or industry of your business isn't an issue.
The pool of employees you could hire will not shrink -- it will grow
Already believe in remote work? Are you looking for helpful tips to help you do it right? I'd suggest other books, such as Work-From-Home Hacks or the Holloway Guide.
5. Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand and stop Microaggressions
If you're far away or close to people Microaggressions (or Subtle Acts of Exclusion [SAEs] as Jana Baran and Baran refer them) could occur.
However, SAEs can be more difficult to manage when you're not in the same room: It's not possible to walk up to someone's desk to inform them that what they said was harmful, or end the conversation by asking the person who was offended to go away.
You're the one who did the SAE. It's harder to repair relationships without the development of rapport through the sharing of office space.
Jana Baran and her book are essential reading for teams that are distributed. How to prevent, detect and manage SAEs. It will make sure that everyone is safe and feels secure.