Office Not Required
Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Basecamp founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson explore the "work from home" phenomenon and show precisely how a remote work setup can be accomplished in Remote.
The Industrial Revolution's "under one roof" model of conducting work is steadily declining as technology creates virtual workspaces that allow employees to provide their vital contribution without physically clustering together. Today, the new paradigm is "move work to the workers, rather than workers to the workplace."
Remote work increases the talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens the real estate footprint, and improves the ability to conduct business across multiple time zones, to name just a few advantages. As Fried and Hansson explain the challenges and unexpected benefits of this phenomenon, they show why--with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo--more businesses will want to promote this model of getting things done.
From Publishers Weekly
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This book totally tells about the future of how people are gonna be working. A must read especially for every tech entrepreneur out there.
Healthy dose of inspiration
Much like their other books, Remote is a shot of adrenaline for anyone willing to question the status quo. While not necessarily a step by step blueprint for exactly how to switch to a remote workforce, it definitely speaks to pros, cons, common objections and things that have helped them and other companies succeed with mobile employees. As a soon to be remote worker, I am more excited than ever for all the benefits of working remotely- while more realistic about he upcoming challenges.
Great read. Highly recommended.
Another must read
Another great book from the guys and 37signals. Business is changing and not always for the better. This is a great look at ways a business can succeed and employees can thrive and be happy. Win-win.