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Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere

Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere

by Tsedal Neeley


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“I often talk about the importance of trust when it comes to work: the trust of your employees and building trust with your customers. This book provides a blueprint for how to build and maintain that trust and connection in a digital environment.” —Eric S. Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom

A Harvard Business School professor and leading expert in virtual and global work provides remote workers and leaders with the best practices necessary to perform at the highest levels in their organizations.

The rapid and unprecedented changes brought on by Covid-19 have accelerated the transition to remote working, requiring the wholesale migration of nearly entire companies to virtual work in just weeks, leaving managers and employees scrambling to adjust. This massive transition has forced companies to rapidly advance their digital footprint, using cloud, storage, cybersecurity, and device tools to accommodate their new remote workforce.

Experiencing the benefits of remote working—including nonexistent commute times, lower operational costs, and a larger pool of global job applicants—many companies, including Twitter and Google, plan to permanently incorporate remote days or give employees the option to work from home full-time. But virtual work has it challenges. Employees feel lost, isolated, out of sync, and out of sight. They want to know how to build trust, maintain connections without in-person interactions, and a proper work/life balance. Managers want to know how to lead virtually, how to keep their teams motivated, what digital tools they’ll need, and how to keep employees productive.

Providing compelling, evidence-based answers to these and other pressing issues, Remote Work Revolution is essential for navigating the enduring challenges teams and managers face. Filled with specific actionable steps and interactive tools, this timely book will help team members deliver results previously out of reach. Following Neeley’s advice, employees will be able to break through routine norms to successfully use remote work to benefit themselves, their groups, and ultimately their organizations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063068308
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/30/2021
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 91,901
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tsedal Neeley is the Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, an award-winning scholar, teacher and expert on virtual and global work, digital tools, leading global and digital transformation. She heads the Leadership and Organizational Behavior required MBA course, co-chairs the Leading Global Businesses executive offering, and is the author of the award-winning book, The Language of Global Success. Her work has been published in top journals and has been featured on BBC, CNN, Forbes, Financial Times, MarketWatch, New York Times, Nikkei, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and many other outlets. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University, specializing in Work, Technology and Organizations.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 How Can We (Re)Launch to Thrive in Remote Work? 1

Chapter 2 How Can I Trust Colleagues I Barely See in Person? 19

Chapter 3 Can My Team Really Be Productive Remotely? 39

Chapter 4 How Should I Use Digital Tools in Remote Work? 61

Chapter 5 How Can My Agile Team Operate Remotely? 85

Chapter 6 How Can My Global Team Succeed Across Differences? 109

Chapter 7 What Do I Really Need to Know About Leading Virtually? 131

Chapter 8 How Do I Prepare My Team for Global Crises? 151

Action guide 173

Acknowledgments 191

Notes 193

Index 205

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