Remote: Office Not Required

Remote: Office Not Required


By (author) Jason Fried, By (author) David Heinemeier Hansson

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  • Publisher: Crown Business
  • Format: Hardback | 250 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 212mm x 26mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 29 October 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0804137501
  • ISBN 13: 9780804137508
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 94,882

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The "work from home" phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new book from bestselling 37signals founders Fried and Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from home (and anywhere else) and explain the challenges and unexpected benefits. Most important, they show why - with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo -- more businesses will want to promote this new model of getting things done. The Industrial Revolution's "under one roof" model of conducting work is steadily declining owing to technology that is rapidly creating virtual workspaces and allowing workers 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." According to Reuters, one in five global workers telecommutes frequently and nearly ten percent work from home every day. Moms in particular will welcome this trend. A full 60% wish they had a flexible work option. But companies see advantages too in the way remote work increases their talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens their real estate footprint, and improves the ability to conduct business across multiple time zones, to name just a few advantages. In "Remote," inconoclastic authors Fried and Hansson will convince readers that letting all or part of work teams function remotely is a great idea--and they're going to show precisely how a remote work setup can be accomplished.

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Author information

JASON FRIED and DAVID HEINEMEIER HANSSON are the founders of 37signals, a trailblazing software company. They have been profiled in such publications as "Time," "Newsweek," and "Wired." They're also contributors to "Signals v. Noise," one the of Web's most popular blogs.

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"The authors review the pros and cons of telecommuting, suggest ideas to enhance efficiency, and tools to optimize output and build a collaborative spirit....easy to digest [and] useful ideas that are worth checking out." --Success Magazine "Presents powerful arguments...the book is an eye opener to the endless benefits that come with remote work...a worthwhile investment of your times and money." --Tech Vibes ""Remote" is the book that 21st century business leaders have been waiting for: a paradigm-smashing, compulsively readable case for a radically remote workplace. If you're intrigued by extreme teleworking, but have your doubts, "Remote "is the place to address them. Not a day goes by that I don't think about, talk about, and actually apply the insights in this game-changing book." --Susan Cain, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Quiet: The Power of""Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" " " "What you'll find in "Remote "is profound advice from guys who've succeeded in the virtual workforce arena. 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." --David Allen, internationally best-selling author of "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity " "Remote is the way I work and live. Now I know why. If you work in an office, you need to read this remarkable book, and change your life." --Richard Florida, author of the national bestseller "The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life" " " "In the near future, everyone will work remotely, including those sitting across from you. You'll need this farsighted book to prepare for this inversion." --Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for "Wired "Magazine and author of "What Technol