Happy 4th of July, fellow Americans! We took a whole day to celebrate freedom and independence, and what better way to do so than thinking about how we can bring those essential elements into the workplace? >>
4 out of 5 stars | As a member of a "remote-first" company, this book was a must-read. Working from home is a relatively new phenomenon, one many companies and managers struggle to fully embrace. This book doubles as a manifesto for remote work to present to your boss obsessed with butts-in-seats and some critical best practices for those already taking the plunge. See why I gave this book 4 stars >>
It's an individual one.
While we collaborate, work in lockstep, sync up, or whatever other buzzword you want to use to show you're working together, it's not really a "team" sport.
Business is more like an endurance sport like swimming, nordic skiing, or track. You've got your team (and they've got your back) but at the end of the day, when the gun goes off, it's YOU that has to make the difference.
When you head to the office each day with 60,000 other people from every country in the world, you work differently. Whether you're talking on the phone to your boss in Brentford, UK, your colleague in Cologne, DE, or your best friend in Franklin, MA, you can reach across the divide and make a connection.
When you're a remote worker, it sometimes seems like you're on another planet. Introvert or extrovert, you can thrive when your manager is 3,000 miles away. Here are my tips on being a better remote worker, whether you've been doing it for years or just jumping into your first gig.