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Distributed Teams: The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart

Distributed Teams: The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart

by John O'Duinn

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What if you could have a meaningful, well-paid career without a daily commute to a physical office? What if your team or organization could work well together even when physically apart?What if your organization's "work from home" policy was a competitive advantage, while also helping address important social, diversity, urban planning and environmental issues?If you are working in, joining, or starting a distributed team, this book is for you. This easy-to-read book has short chapters with practical takeaways on topics like:* Why distributed teams are good for business, diversity, employee retention, society and the environment. * How to run efficient video calls and meetings while dealing with lots of email and group chat.* How to handle complex interpersonal topics such as hiring, firing, one-on-ones, reviews, trust and group culture.Drawn from 26+ years working in distributed organizations, this book gathers what did--and did not--work from my own hard-learned lessons, as well as learnings from company founders, hedge fund managers, software developers, data scientists, accountants, book publishers, economists, political organizers, recruiters, military personnel, executive assistants, therapists and medical technicians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732254930
Publisher: Release Mechanix, LLC
Publication date: 01/20/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 665,364
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Table of Contents

Introduction From The Author

How to Use This Book


The Real Cost of an Office

Distributed Teams Are Not New

Disaster Planning


Environmental Impact

Organizational Pitfalls to Avoid


Physical Setup

Phones, Cameras, and Microphones

How Do Others See You?

Video Etiquette

Own Your Calendar


Meeting Moderator

Single Source of Truth

Email Etiquette

Group Chat Etiquette

Humans and Culture

Recruiting and Interviewing

Hiring and On-Boarding

One-on-Ones and Reviews

Firings, Layoffs, and Other Departures

Culture, Conflict, and Trust

Feed Your Soul

Bringing Humans Together

The Final Chapter




Becoming A Nomad

Script for Making a Job Offer

How NOT to Work

Further Reading

About the Author  

Customer Reviews

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