Remote Works: Managing for Freedom, Flexibility, and Focus

Remote Works: Managing for Freedom, Flexibility, and Focus

Remote Works: Managing for Freedom, Flexibility, and Focus

Remote Works: Managing for Freedom, Flexibility, and Focus

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Overview

The future of work is here. You can no longer survive by copying and pasting old office techniques into a digital environment; it’s exhausting, unproductive, and unsuccessful. There is a better way! Are you ready to rethink everything you know about how remote works?

Drawing on their years of experience working at remote companies DuckDuckGo and Automattic, plus dozens of interviews with leading experts, Ali Greene and Tamara Sanderson have written the ultimate playbook for managing remote teams.

This book addresses challenges such as communicating effectively (with fewer meetings!), eliminating frustration over what tools to use, establishing team norms, and focusing on getting things done. You will learn how to work best remotely and create a workplace designed for freedom, flexibility, and focus.

For decades, we’ve planned our lives around our work. Now it’s time to intentionally design work to fit our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523003310
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: 02/07/2023
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,090,657
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Ali Greene and Tamara Sanderson have spent a combined two decades in distributed environments, Greene as the former director of people operations at DuckDuckGo and Sanderson as the director of strategic partnerships and corporate development at Automattic. Throughout their joint career history, they have worked in varied environments, including big tech (Google), start-ups (Oyster, LivingSocial), creative agencies (IDEO, Undertone), and management consulting and private equity (Oliver Wyman, Audax Group).

Table of Contents

Introduction: README—A Guide to Remote Works 
1. Remote State of Mind 
2. Manager Archetypes 
3. Managing Your Remote Employee 
4. Creating a Team Charter 
5. Your Digital House 
6. Getting Things Done 
7. The Remote Blueprint 
8. ABC of Remote Communication

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“For many managers, virtually measuring performance and productivity feels foreign and overwhelming. Remote Works is a perfect introduction to the principles of distributed leadership, enabling leaders at all levels to effectively align, supervise, and motivate a team, regardless of where or when they’re working.”
—Laurel Farrer, founder and CEO, Distribute Consulting

Remote Works shares practical insights gleaned from the authors’ long-standing experience working remotely in innovative tech firms, well before a global pandemic made this a common experience. Passionate advocates of remote work, Ali and Tam offer deliberate structures to make it work for you.”
—Amy C. Edmondson, Professor, Harvard Business School, and author of The Fearless Organization

“When you change your relationship with work, everything changes. Ali and Tamara reveal a new playbook for how to be successful from anywhere in the world. Innovation is the path from the pandemic, and this book will show you how to tap into your own creativity and wisdom.”
—Karen Mangia, Wall Street Journal bestselling author and Salesforce executive

“The future of work is ultimately about flexibility and empowerment. Remote work is better work for humans. Ali and Tamara lead the reader through a journey of how to truly think outside the office and help their team do their best work wherever, whenever. It is a must-read for all managers looking to lead in our digital-first world.”
—Tony Jamous, founder and CEO, Oyster

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