- Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson – Ross Clurman
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- Book Review: Remote: Office Not Required, by 37Signals
In fact, the further away you are from both meetings and managers, the more work gets done. This is a manifesto for discarding stifling location- and time-based organizational habits in favor of best work practices for our brave new virtual and global world. If your organization entrusts you with the responsibility to get things done, this is a must-read. Now I know why. If you work in an office, you need to read this remarkable book, and change your life.
Lose the soul-sapping commutes. Jettison the workplace veal chambers and banish cookie-cutter corporate culture.
Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson – Ross Clurman
Smart, convincing and prescriptive, REMOTE offers a radically more productive and satisfying office-less future, better for all well, except commercial landlords. This workday disruption is necessary if we want to use our new digital tools to full effect. The first gift copy I buy will be for my boss!
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Virtual work is the wave of the future, and Jason and David do a brilliant job of teaching best practices for both employees and employers. For the former, working remotely means more productive teams.
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From a delivery or a consumption perspective? I work for a Consulting practice and our customers are very keen on the travel expenses they save. Our consultants are so used to it that it rarely makes a difference if remote or on-site. I also work with a couple of large enterprise customers who have significant portions of their work forces remote and they leverage BI just the same. The key is proper infrastructure and designing it so that its easy to use and not a hindrance.
Book Review: Remote: Office Not Required, by 37Signals
The main drawback I have with it is that when working for customers the first time I can lose the all important subtle cues of body language. They may be saying everything is fine or flashing a smile on a webcam but could be jittering in their chairs or give off other tells of uneasiness. When you see the body language you can react appropriately.
For BI Consultants working remote for administration and pure technology execution, it makes sense. This can certainly happen when working on-site too. I used to work out of my home for a large company, and did the same running my own company.
I felt like I was always at work even with a home office door shut. For new employees we treat working remotely as a privilege not a right, though making sure that we have all of comforts of home inside of the office, including a small living-room style lounge.
That way I can still go to the office and still work horizontal on a comfy couch rather than sitting at a desk. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
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