Great talent and the best companies are difficult to find – and it’s only getting harder. It’s time to stop letting geography prevent you from finding or joining them. Remote working is the future and this book shows you how you do it.
For too long our lives have been dominated by the ‘under one roof’ Industrial Revolution model of work. That era is now over. There is no longer a reason for the daily roll call, of the need to be seen with your butt on your seat in the office. The technology to work remotely and to avoid the daily grind of commuting and meetings has finally come of age, and bestselling authors Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson are the masters of making it work at tech company 37signals. Remote working is the future – and it is rushing towards us.
Remote: Office Not Required combines eye-opening ideas with entertaining narrative. It will convince you that working remotely increases productivity and innovation, and it will also teach you how to get it right – whether you are a manager, working solo or one of a team. Chapters include: ‘Talent isn’t bound by the hubs’, ‘It’s the technology, stupid’, ‘When to type, when to talk’, ‘Stop managing the chairs’ and ‘The virtual water cooler’.
Brilliantly simple and refreshingly illuminating this is a call to action to end the tyranny of being shackled to the office.
DAVID HEINEMEIER HANSSON is the creator of Ruby on Rails, an open-source web framework on which hundreds of thousands of web applications have been built – including Twitter. He is also Fried’s business partner at 37signals and co-author of Rework.
37 SIGNALS is internationally renowned for its innovative web products, including Basecamp, Highrise and Campfire. Founded in 1999, 37signals has grown into a multi-million dollar company with over three million loyal customers. The company, based in Chicago, has been profiled in the Guardian, Time, Wired and Business Week.