No one knows exactly how million Americans work from home; according to some, that's because those teleworkers want to keep their good luck secret. Whatever the number, there can be no doubt that more and more businesses are responding to the realization that long-held "under one roof" work model is not necessarily the only way. Remote: Office Not Required takes us beneath the surface of this newfound flexibility to explore the advantages, disadvantages and challenges that it poses for both employees and employers. (P.S. Yahoo CEO Marisa Mayer's recent decision to end work-from-home arrangements has generated a new brouhaha over this continuing trend.)
Remote: Office Not Requiredby Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
The “work from home” phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new book from bestselling 37signals founders Fried and Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from home (and anywhere else) and explain the challenges and unexpected benefits. Most important, they show why – with a few controversial exceptions such… See more details below
The “work from home” phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new book from bestselling 37signals founders Fried and Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from home (and anywhere else) and explain the challenges and unexpected benefits. Most important, they show why – with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo -- more businesses will want to promote this new model of getting things done.
The Industrial Revolution's "under one roof" model of conducting work is steadily declining owing to technology that is rapidly creating virtual workspaces and allowing workers to provide their vital contribution without physically clustering together. Today, the new paradigm is "move work to the workers, rather than workers to the workplace." According to Reuters, one in five global workers telecommutes frequently and nearly ten percent work from home every day. Moms in particular will welcome this trend. A full 60% wish they had a flexible work option. But companies see advantages too in the way remote work increases their talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens their real estate footprint, and improves the ability to conduct business across multiple time zones, to name just a few advantages. In Remote, inconoclastic authors Fried and Hansson will convince readers that letting all or part of work teams function remotely is a great idea--and they're going to show precisely how a remote work setup can be accomplished.
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