The 5 Best Books about Remote Work


Remote work is awe-inspiring. Say goodbye to your soul-draining commutes, uncomfortable "business professional" clothes, and costly take-out meals.


It's time to enjoy a lazy morning and slippers!


Remote work can be difficult. Remote work can make it hard to connect with your colleagues, especially if you live hundreds or even thousands of miles away.


These books on remote work will show you how to conquer these, and other difficulties.


1. Working Remotely: Tips to Success for Workers on Distributed TeamsUnlike many remote work books that are geared towards entrepreneurs and leaders, Douglas, Gordon, and Webber focus on the remote worker who is at the frontline. This book is divided into seven chapters, with each dedicated to a key element of WFH success.


Learn how to overcome the loneliness and isolation that can be felt, connect effectively with other people, control your emails, and much more. They offer concrete advice as well as examples and anecdotes that will help you to understand the points.


2. Work-FromHome Strategies - 500+ Easy Ways for You to Get organized, stay productive, Maintain a Work/Life Balance and keep your homework Moving!
HubSpot's Boston office was empty on the 20th of March. I took my keyboard and monitor along. It was my sole hope for the next couple of months, but I wasn't sure I'd use them for a while.


Eight months later, most of our team members continue to work at the comfort of their homes. The same will be the case for a long time. Maybe for the rest of their lives!


This book has all the tips and advice I needed when I made the switch to permanent remote employment. It covers common issues like maintaining boundaries between your work and your private life (when your office is also in your bedroom or kitchen) and facing loneliness and loneliness, as well as how to overcome the "outof sight, out of mind" effect. The book also offers tips for freelancers, parents and managers.


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


3. The Holloway Guide to Remote Work
This guide will assist managers navigate the typical issues related to remote work, including hiring, onboarding, and compensating remote employees, setting expectations, communicating with them, and establishing communication channels.

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Buritica & Womersley have a lot to learn from their experiences as the leaders of distributed engineering teams at Splice & Buffer. Remote.com, Angel List, Doist, Remote.com and other remote organisations also contributed. Therefore, every recommendation is practical, realistic, and often backed by case studies, examples, and/or data.

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4. Remote No Office Required
This manifesto will help you understand the advantages of remote work. Hansson and Fried spend the majority of REMOTE: Office Not Required debunking arguments against remote work.

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Collaboration doesn't necessarily require an office
It doesn't matter how big or small your business is.
The pool of employees you have available will not shrink, but it will increase
Already believe in remote work? Are you looking for practical tips on how to perform remote work effectively? I suggest you go through the Holloway Guide or Work-From-Home Hacks.

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5. Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, 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 remote or co-located.

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

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But what if you were the one to carry out the SAE? The damage to relationships is difficult to repair without the relationship-building effect of sharing office space.

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That is what makes Jana Baran's book an essential read for distributed teams. To ensure that everyone is secure and safe, you must discover how to recognize, deal with and even prevent SAEs.