The 5 Best books on working from home for remote workers


Remote work can be extremely satisfying. Say goodbye to your soul-draining commutes, uncomfortable "business professional" clothes, and costly take-out meals.


It's time for leisurely mornings and slippers!


Remote work is challenging. Remote work can be difficult because you are often hundreds of miles from your colleagues. The office you work from at home may not have all the amenities of an office in a traditional setting. That means your work-life boundaries are easily blurred.


Check out these books to find out more about remote working.


1. Working Remotely: The Secrets to 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. The book is divided into seven chapters. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of the success of WFH.


Learn how to fight loneliness, make friends with your fellows and manage your inbox. The authors offer concrete advice and provide anecdotes to make their ideas more concrete (no pun intended).


2. Work-from-Home Hacks: 500+ Simple Methods to stay productive Stay Organized, Stay organized, and maintain a Work/Life Balance while Working from home
On March 20th, I left HubSpot's Boston office with my monitor and keyboard. I thought I'd only use the devices for a couple of weeks, a month or so -- then we'd all be back in the office.


Eight months later, the majority of our team is still remote working... and they will continue to work remotely for many more years. Perhaps for the rest of their lives!


This book has all the tips and advice I needed when I made the transition to permanent remote employment. It discusses common scenarios such as how to maintain boundaries between work and personal life (when you work in your kitchen, bedroom or living room), and ways to fight isolation and loneliness. Plus, if you're a parent, freelancer or manager, there's special tips specifically for you.


By the time you finish you'll have all the information you need to know to be successful and happy as a remote worker.


3. The Holloway Guide to Remote Work
This guide will assist leaders through common remote work challenges and options, such as hiring, onboarding, and remuneration for remote employees; creating communications channels and setting expectations; implementing an effective company environment across time zones and much more.

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Buritica and Womersley both draw on their experience as managers of distributed engineering teams at Splice, Buffer and other businesses. Remote.com, Angel List, Doist, Remote.com and other remote organisations also contributed. Therefore, all suggestions are practical and realistic and often backed by data, examples, or case studies.

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4. REMOTE Not Required
If you're in search of a manifesto on the benefits of remote work, this one's for you. Hansson and Fried are the main authors of their time working remotely. Office Not Required debunking arguments against people being able to work anywhere they want.

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Collaboration doesn't always require an office
Whatever the size of your business or industry, it doesn’t matter.
Your potential workforce will not shrink, but it will grow
Already believe in remote work? Are you looking for practical tips on how to do remote work well? I suggest that you read the Holloway Guide or Work-From-Home Hacks.

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5. Subtle Exclusionary Acts How to Identify and stop Microaggressions
Microaggressions or Subtle Acts of Exclusion, as Jana or Baran refer to them, can occur wherever you go.

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SAEs are more challenging to handle when you're not in in the same room.

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If you're the one responsible for the SAE, what do you reverse the damage? It is difficult to reverse the damage caused to relationships without establishing trust through sharing an office.

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Jana Baran and her book are essential reading for teams that are distributed. Learn how to detect the signs, manage, and ultimately prevent SAEs. Everyone will feel safe and included.