Book Review: Remote

Full Title: Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried

4 out of 5 stars | Read the summary on Goodreads

Meaningful work, creative work, thoughtful work, important work—this type of effort takes stretches of uninterrupted time to get into the zone. But in the modern office such long stretches just can’t be found. Instead, it’s just one interruption after another.

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.

For those on the fence, or with managers on the fence, this is an important book, since it systematically takes every concern you could have and busts them.

I particularly liked the focus on work setup and how to make remote work for you. One of the biggest challenges in remote work is figuring out how to stay connected.

Related: 5 Ways To Succeed While Working Remotely

I'd recommend this book for anyone beginning their remote-only journey, or someone curious about what the next stage of working life will be.

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