Remote Works: Managing for Freedom, Flexibility, and Focus

  • 6h 50m 16s
  • Ali Greebe, Tamara Sanderson
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2023

The future of work is here. You can no longer survive by copying and pasting old office techniques into a digital environment; it's exhausting, unproductive, and unsuccessful. There is a better way! Are you ready to rethink everything you know about how remote works?

Drawing on their years of experience working at remote companies DuckDuckGo and Automattic, plus dozens of interviews with leading experts, Ali Greene and Tamara Sanderson have written the ultimate playbook for managing remote teams.

This book addresses challenges such as communicating effectively (with fewer meetings!), eliminating frustration over what tools to use, establishing team norms, and focusing on getting things done. You will learn how to work best remotely and create a workplace designed for freedom, flexibility, and focus.

For decades, we've planned our lives around our work. Now it's time to intentionally design work to fit our lives.

About the Author

Ali Greene and Tamara Sanderson have spent a combined two decades in distributed environments, Greene as the former director of people operations at DuckDuckGo and Sanderson as the director of strategic partnerships and corporate development at Automattic. Throughout their joint career history, they have worked in varied environments, including big tech (Google), start-ups (Oyster, LivingSocial), creative agencies (IDEO, Undertone), and management consulting and private equity (Oliver Wyman, Audax Group).

In this Audiobook

  • INTRODUCTION: README-A Guide to Remote Works
  • Chapter 1 - Remote State of Mind
  • Chapter 2 - Manager Archetypes
  • Chapter 3 - Managing Your Remote Employee
  • Chapter 4 - Creating a Team Charter
  • Chapter 5 - Your Digital House
  • Chapter 6 - Getting Things Done
  • Chapter 7 - The Remote Blueprint
  • Chapter 8 - ABC of Remote Communication