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How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace: Simple and Effective Tips for Successful, Productive, and Empowered Remote Work

How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace: Simple and Effective Tips for Successful, Productive, and Empowered Remote Work

by Robert Glazer

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Overview

An instant #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller and USA Today bestseller!

The remote work revolution has been rapidly accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations as big as Twitter have learned their employees didn't need an office to get great results, and employees are using the flexibility of remote work to live where they want, ditch their commutes and live a work-life integration that works for them.

Remote work is here to stay, and the companies that do it well will have a clear competitive advantage in the future. As founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, a 100 percent remote organization with 170 employees who work from home, Robert Glazer has discovered that with the right principles, tactics and tools for managing remote employees, many businesses can excel in a virtual world. In this highly actionable book, Glazer shares how he and his team built a remote organization that has been recognized with dozens of awards for its industry performance and company culture.

"A timely, practical, and highly informative guide to effective techniques for remote work; of benefit to practitioners or students of business. Highly recommended."—Library Journal, STARRED review

How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace shares insights from the remote employee, manager and leader perspectives, offering a blueprint any person can use to make remote work successful, productive and fulfilling. Learn how to leverage the flexibility of remote work, be more productive while working at home, avoid burnout, lead a team of virtual employees and build an organization that sets the gold standard for virtual work.

The remote work revolution is here—the leaders who will build the future are the ones who can lead top performing virtual teams. Learn how to build a world-class organization—office no longer required.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781728246840
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 06/01/2021
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 675,937
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

ROBERT GLAZER is the founder and CEO of global partnership marketing agency, Acceleration Partners.

Under his leadership, Acceleration Partners has received numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards (2 years in a row), Ad Age's Best Place to Work, Entrepreneur's Top Company Culture (2 years in a row), Inc. Magazine's Best Place to Work, Great Place to Work & Fortune's Best Small & Medium Workplaces (3 years in a row), Digiday's Most Committed to Work-Life Balance and Boston Globe's Top Workplaces (3 years in a row).

Bob is the #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today and international bestselling author of four books: Elevate, How To Thrive In The Virtual Workplace, Friday Forward, and Performance Partnerships. He is also the host of the Elevate Podcast, a top 20 podcast in entrepreneurship in over 20 countries.

Bob is a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations around the world and is a regular columnist for Forbes, Inc. and Entrepreneur. He also shares ideas and insights around these topics via Friday Forward, a weekly inspirational newsletter that reaches over 200,000 individuals and business leaders across 60+ countries.

You can learn more about Bob at https://www.robertglazer.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Part 1 Thriving as a Remote Employee 1

1 Remote Working: What's It All About? 3

2 Getting the Most out of Remote Work 20

Part 2 Thriving as a Remote Organization 73

3 It Starts with Culture 75

4 What Starts Well 105

5 Setting Your Team Up for Success 127

6 Bringing People Together 186

Conclusion: What Comes Next? 211

Notes 238

Acknowledgments 244

About the Authors 246

Resources 249

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