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Best Remote Work Books

Remote work is increasingly becoming the new normal. Both employees and employers are realizing the benefits of remote work. Here's some books we found to be useful in learning how to manage your time, energy and work/life balance when working remotely or managing remote teams.

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Best Remote Work Books
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Office Not Required
Jason Fried - 2013-10-29
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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...
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The Long-Distance Leader
Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership
Kevin Eikenberry - 2018-06-05
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As many as a third of leaders lead at a distance, and the number is rising. Internationally recognized leadership guru Kevin Eikenberry (Remarkable Leadership book and podcast) teams with his Remote Leadership Institute co-founder Wayne Turmel to chart all the ways that remote leadership differs from leading in-person.To make leadership happen toda...
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The Year Without Pants and the Future of Work
Scott Berkun - 2013-09-10
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A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success50 million websites, or twenty percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The force behind is a convention-defying company called Automattic, Inc., whose 120 employees work from anywhere in the world ...
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Work Together Anywhere
A Handbook on Working Remotely -Successfully- for Individuals, Teams, and Managers
Lisette Sutherland - 2020-06-16 (first published in 2018)
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"An excellent guide on how teams can effectively work together, regardless of location."--STEPHANE KASRIEL, former CEO of UpworkIN TODAY'S MODERN GLOBAL ECONOMY, companies and organizations in all sectors are embracing the game-changing benefits of the remote work­place. Managers benefit by saving money and resources and by having access to talent ...
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Influencing Virtual Teams
17 Tactics That Get Things Done with Your Remote Employees
Hassan Osman - 2016-02-12 (first published in 2014)
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Learn the psychological secrets of persuasion that influence your remote employees to do what you need them to do.Stop chasing down your employees to make sure that their work is being done.In "Influencing Virtual Teams" you'll get step-by-step tactics that you can implement straightaway with your team to improve your team's engagement and commitme...
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Deep Work
Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport - 2016-01-05
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One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work ...
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Virtual Culture
The Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore, a Manifesto
Bryan Miles - 2017-12-21
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It's the twenty-first century, yet most companies maintain a twentieth century corporate culture. Despite instant communication and collaboration through wireless computers and smartphones, employers needlessly rent or own office space. Bryan Miles has a reality check for you: the future of business is virtual, and it's going to take more than tech...
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The Remote Revolution
How the Location-Independent Workforce Changes the Way We Hire, Connect, and Succeed
John Elston - 2017-11-29
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Is it hard to recruit exceptional talent? Are you struggling to retain and inspire the employees you have? It's time to rethink hiring practices and examine a revolution that allows professionals to live and work remotely around the world, trading cubicles for experiences that leave them stimulated as employees and as people.After living and workin...
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Working From Home
Making the New Normal Work for You
Karen Mangia - 2020-08-25
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Master the delicate art of working from home with this comprehensive resource.Working from Home: Making the New Normal Work for You provides readers with a detailed strategy on how to turn working from home into a powerful career choice. Author and Salesforce executive Karen Mangia teaches readers how to:Build the future of work in any kind of spac...
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Leading from Anywhere
The Essential Guide to Managing Remote Teams
David Burkus - 2021-01-05
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"The ultimate guide to leading remote employees and teams, tackling the key challenges that managers face-from hiring and onboarding new members to building culture remotely, tracking productivity, communicating speedily, and retaining star employees"-- "The ultimate guide to leading remote employees and teams, tackling the key challenges that mana...
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Office Optional by Larry English
The Art of Working Remotely by Scott Dawson
Working Remotely by Teresa Douglas
Atomic Habits by James Clear
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried
The Digital Nomad Survival Guide by Peter Knudson
Rework by Jason Fried
Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader by Herminia Ibarra
Drive by Daniel H. Pink
Subtle Acts of Exclusion by Tiffany Jana
How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace by Robert Glazer
Remote Work Revolution by Tsedal Neeley
The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work by Wade Foster, Danny Schreiber, Alison Groves, Matthew Guay, Jeremy DuVall, Belle Cooper, Melanie Pinola, Bethany Hills
The New Corner Office by Laura Vanderkam
Find Your Why by Simon Sinek
Making Remote Work Work by Gil Gildner