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Office Not Required
Publishing Year: 2013
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Remote - Office Not Required by James Fried and David Hansson is a must-read for everyone. Especially, in these recent difficult times. It gives us insights into the importance of working remotely, and its advantages. It teaches what companies can do better to promote working from home. It helps us to understand how to be productive at work, while also making the best out of our personal lives.

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Lesson 1. Introduction.

“Work From Home” - Probably the three most used words in the entire world in 2020.

In our imagination, the picture of an office worker was limited to a person, sitting in a small cubicle, lost in their computer, with a paper coffee cup with them until recent times. That’s what comes to mind when talking about an employee.

However, it is not the same anymore. Modern technology has been drastically changing this scenario since the last decade. A person no longer needs to commute all the way to an office to earn their living. They can do it right from their living room, or even from their bed, for that matter. 

There are many pros and cons to this system, just like any other. But mostly, the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Both the employees and the employers gain many things from remote working. 

A few companies and people have been reluctant to try this out in the past. They might have no other option than to face it now. 

We’ll learn how to benefit the most from the remote working system. We’ll understand what makes it so effective, and so popular in so many big organizations.

Let’s get to it then!

Lesson 2. Retaining Talent.

The major and the most obvious benefit of all is the wider reach. The workers can find better jobs anywhere in the world. The companies can hire the best people from all around the globe. This is a win-win situation for everyone.

Many companies lose their best employees due to things like marriage, kids’ education, family problems, and such other issues. These situations force them to move to a different place. Of course, it is not possible to travel long distances daily for work. This results in the unavoidable firing of good employees. This is a major loss for most companies, as they have to hire new people and spend time and money training them. This also makes it more difficult for people to look for new jobs in an entirely new and unfamiliar place.

Remote working can overcome this issue with ease. The employees who need to leave can be offered an option to work remotely. They can stay wherever they want, and still work in the same company, with the same team. They can work as per their comfort, from their home.

Companies can also hire new employees from other states and countries, without needing them to move to the office location.  This increases the quality of employees that are hired. 

Today we have many

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James Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson are co-authors of “REMOTE: Office Not Required.” Fried, a technology writer, and Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails, advocate for remote work’s efficacy. Their book explores the benefits, ...

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Chapter List
  • Lesson 1. Introduction.
  • Lesson 2. Retaining Talent.
  • Lesson 3. Productivity and Life.
  • Lesson 4. Quality of Work.
  • Lesson 5. Company Culture.
  • Lesson 6. Baby Steps Towards Going Remote.
  • Lesson 7. Collaborations.
  • Lesson 8. Personal Relationships.
  • Lesson 9. Right Balance.
  • Lesson 10. Conclusion.
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In the summary of Remote book, there are 10 key lessons. These lessons include:

  1. Lesson 1. Introduction.
  2. Lesson 2. Retaining Talent.
  3. Lesson 3. Productivity and Life.
  4. Lesson 4. Quality of Work.
  5. Lesson 5. Company Culture.
  6. Lesson 6. Baby Steps Towards Going Remote.
  7. Lesson 7. Collaborations.
  8. Lesson 8. Personal Relationships.
  9. Lesson 9. Right Balance.
  10. Lesson 10. Conclusion.

Remote by James Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson was published in 2013.

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