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 >>
...isn't what you think.
As your workday gets longer and longer and we're on 24/7, it becomes difficult to stay focused. We're constantly drawn away by email pinging, slack notifications, instant messenger, or colleagues knocking on our doors. How do you shut all that out and get stuff done?
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.