Effective Remote Work (PragProg)

The office isn't as essential as it used to be. It's time to adopt a brand new mindset. Remote working is here to stay.

James Stanier @jstanier

edited by Adaobi Obi Tulton @aotulton

Remote working is on the rise. Whether or not we are remote workers, it is likely we are all part of a global workforce. We need to learn to interact remotely, because we are all remote from someone in some way. Rather than simply simulating the way we’d usually work together via digital means, we have to learn new communication skills and adopt a different mindset in order to work remotely effectively, efficiently, and, most importantly, healthily.

We’ll start by getting you set up with the right equipment and habits. Then, we’ll learn the mindset of treating everyone as remote, and conquer both synchronous and asynchronous communication. You’ll learn how to produce amazing artifacts, how to communicate clearly, and how to manage yourself and your teams. Then we’ll look at the bigger picture: from measuring the remote readiness of your workplace, to creating a handbook for your team, to exploring remote-first culture and tackling burnout and mental well-being.

Fundamentally we’ll see that adopting a remote-working mindset can do wonders for our organization, our effectiveness, and our impact in our careers. It can even create a more diverse and inclusive industry for us all to work in.

So what are you waiting for? The remote future is now. Be a part of it.

Dr. James Stanier is a computer science Ph.D who made the jump from software engineer to manager and has never looked back. He works remotely in Cumbria, UK, and has over a decade of experience with building people and software.

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Great timing @jstanier - I bet lots of companies, govts and organisations would bulk-buy this book for their staff right now :003:

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Here’s hoping! :slight_smile:

Always happy to hear any feedback from the beta. Just let me know.