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Remote

Office Not Required

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Description

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

Aug 26, 2013 – As cofounders of software company 37Signals, which provides tech architecture for telecommuters, Hansson and Fried (authors of Rework) are great believers in working remotely. Eager to proselytize, they offer a short volume extolling the virtues of telecommuting, detailing the benefits to both employer and employee, and explaining how to introduce the concept into a company. In seven sections and a conclusion, the authors attempt to provide guideposts on some of the major issues, such as how to convince management to allow employees to work outside of the office. While the book s overall organization is reasonable, the individual chapters are so brief that they give the impression that Hansson and Fried have extremely short attention spans. Although 37Signals clearly prospers under the management strategy extolled here, the authors appear unaware of the difficulties of telecommuting in some sectors (for instance, in the service industry). Hansson and Fried s amateurish and haphazard case fails to convince, not because it lacks merit, but because the authors seem to be phoning it in.

Customer Reviews

Great!

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.

Remote
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Management & Leadership
  • Published: Oct 29, 2013
  • Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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