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by Kevin Davidkin - Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 8:59 AM
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The 5 best books on working at home from home for remote workers


Remote work is amazing. It's time to put an end to the exhausting commute, and the uncomfortable "business professional" outfits.


Good morning, lazy days with slippers and hoodies, and delicious home-cooked meals.


Remote work is a challenge. Remote work can make it difficult to communicate with colleagues, especially if you live hundreds, or even thousands of miles away.


To master these challenges -- plus many you haven't discovered yet -- take the time to read these books on remote work.


1. Working Remotely: Success Secrets for Employees working in Distributed Teams Unlike other books on remote work designed for solopreneurs as well as managers, Douglas, Gordon and Webber focus on remote workers. This book is divided across seven chapters. Each chapter focuses on a pillar that has been instrumental in making WFH an enormous success.


Learn how to overcome the loneliness and isolation that can be felt, connect well with others, manage your emails, and more. Alongside concrete advice they provide illustrations and stories to help bring their points home (no pun intended).


2. Tips for Working From Home: 500+ Ways to Stay Organized and Productive While Working From Home!
HubSpot Boston office, March 20, was the day I packed up my monitor and keyboard. I thought I'd use the devices for a few weeks, or perhaps a full month before we all returned to the office.


But, eight months later, the majority of our team continue to work at home. This continues for many years to come. Perhaps for the rest of their lives!


This book is full of all the helpful advice that I would have liked to have received when I was transitioning to permanent remote work. It covers common situations such as how to maintain the boundaries between work and private life (when you work in your kitchen, bedroom, or living room) and also ways to fight loneliness and isolation. There are also tips for managers, parents freelancers, and other professionals.


By the time you finish, you'll know everything you need to know to be successful and content as remote workers.

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3. The Holloway Guide to Remote Work
This guide will assist leaders through the most common issues that arise when working remotely and choices, including hiring, onboarding and compensating remote employees; creating communication channels, and setting expectations. creating an effective corporate environment across time zones and much more.


Buritica (Womersley) draws on their experience managing teams of distributed engineers at Splice/Buffer, respectively. Remote.com, Angel List, Doist, Remote.com and other remote organisations have also contributed. As such, all recommendations are practical and realistic and are often supported by examples, data, or cases studies.

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4. REMOTE OFFICE NOT REQUIRED
This is the manifesto that will explain the benefits of remote working. Hansson and Fried spend most REMOTE: Office not required refuting arguments that deny people the freedom to work where they like.


Collaboration does not require you to have an office
Whatever the size of your company or the industry you work in, it doesn’t matter.
The pool of employees you have available won't shrink -- it'll increase
Already believe in remote work? Looking for useful tips to help you do it correctly? I'd recommend other books like Work-From-Home Hacks or the Holloway Guide.


5. Subtle Acts to Avoid How to recognize, stop and Understand Microaggressions
Microaggressions or Subtle Acts of Exclusion, as Jana or Baran refer to them, can happen anywhere you are located.


SAEs can be difficult to manage if you're not all together in the same space.


But what would you do if you were to do the SAE? It's harder to repair relationship damage without the building of rapport through the sharing of office space.


Jana Baran and Jana are the ideal authors to help distributed teams. You will learn how to recognize the signs, control, and avoid SAEs, so everyone feels safe.


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