The 5 Best Books on Remote Work for Remote Employees
Remote work is amazing. It's time to put an end to the exhausting commute, and the uncomfortable "business professional" attires.
It's time to enjoy a lazy morning and slippers!
Remote work is not easy. You're hundreds or even thousands of miles away from your coworkers Your home office likely isn't equipped with the bells and whistles of an office in the traditional sense Your work-life lines can quickly become nonexistent.
The books contain strategies and tips to help you overcome all these obstacles, plus other ones you might not have yet discovered.
1. Working Remotely: Secrets to Success for Workers on Distributed TeamsUnlike many remote work books aimed at leaders and solopreneurs, Douglas, Gordon, and Webber focus on the front-line remote worker. The book is split into seven chapters that each focus on a specific aspect of WFH success.
You will learn how to overcome isolation and loneliness, work well with colleagues, and control your inbox of emails. The authors offer concrete advice and provide anecdotes to make their ideas more tangible (no pun intended).
2. Work-From-Home Hacks: 500+ Simple Ways to Get Organized, Stay Productive and maintain a work-life Balance While Working from Home!
HubSpot's Boston office was empty on the 20th of March. I took my laptop and keyboard with me. I thought I'd only use the devices for a couple of months, at the most and then be back in the office.
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Eight months later, the majority of our team members continue to work from home. The same will be the case for many years. Maybe for ever!
The book is filled with all the advice I wish I'd received when I made the transition into permanent remote working. The book addresses a variety of common situations, such as keeping a clear line between your work and your personal life (when your home is also your bedroom or kitchen), overcoming loneliness and isolation, and how to overcome the "out-of-sight out of sight, out of mind" effect. If you're a freelancer, parent, or manager, you'll find a special tips specifically for you.
You'll be able to succeed as a remote worker when you're finished.
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3. The Holloway Guide to Remote Work
This guide will assist managers navigate the common issues such as remote work, such hiring, onboarding, compensating remote workers, setting expectations, communicating with them, and establishing communication channels.
Buritica and Womersley draw upon their respective experiences as the leaders of teams of engineers distributed across Splice Buffer. Remote.com employees, Doist, Angel List and other remote companies have also contributed. Every recommendation is, therefore, practical, realistic, and supported by examples, data, and/or cases.
4. REMOTE Not Required
This manifesto will assist you to understand the advantages working remotely. Hansson and Fried spend most of REMOTE. Office Not Required debunking the arguments against people being able to work anywhere they want.
There is no need for an office for collaboration
The size of your company and the industry doesn't matter
Your potential workforce will not shrink, but it will grow
Already believe in remote work? Looking for practical strategies to perform it well? I'd recommend other books like Work-From-Home Hacks or the Holloway Guide.
5. Subtle Acts of Exclusion How to Identify and stop Microaggressions
Microaggressions (or Subtle Acts of Exclusion as Jana and Baran refer to it) can occur anyplace, regardless of whether you're located in a remote area or are located together.
SAEs can be more difficult to manage when you aren't all in the same room. It is impossible to end a conversation by telling the offender to quit.
If you're the one responsible for the SAE, what do you reverse the damage? Without the relationship-building benefits of sharing an office it's harder to fix the damage.
Jana Baran's book is essential reading for teams that are distributed. To ensure that everyone is secure and safe, you must discover how to recognize, deal with and even prevent SAEs.