A book for managers leading remote teams and for employees who want to make a difference.
As more companies adopt remote, flexible or office optional practices, managers and team leaders realise that the transition to a new way of working involves more than making sure that everyone has the right equipment to be able to work from home. It requires a change in mindset and approach.
In this collection of articles gathered together from the Virtual not Distant blog, Pilar Orti and Maya Middlemiss reflect on this transition from a change-management perspective, drawn from their experience of working with leaders of distributed teams.
Each article has been selected to cover one area of remote leadership practice and is followed by a set of leadership reflections to help you identify your next steps. Considering challenges from wellbeing to technology to communication, this series of articles will empower leaders at all levels to improve their personal practice and their team's performance.
Chapters: 1. Designing the digital workspace: what we can learn from the physical space 2. “Those tools are so last year…” 3. The dangers of ‘working out loud’ 4. Now that I’m remote, can anyone see how hard I’m working? 5. Psychological safety in online meetings 6. Is work causing you stress? Going remote is not a magic pill 7. Sick and tired, working and not-working in a remote team 8. Sharing success in remote teams 9. To show frustration, first you need to show you care 10. Creating a culture of feedback 11. Keeping your team visible within your organisation 12. Virtually secure is not enough: information security challenges for remote teams 13. Remote work: anytime, anyplace, anywhere
"At thirteen chapters and 100ish pages, you could conceivably finish this book in a couple of hours. I wouldn’t recommend doing so–if read right, this book works almost as a personal coach." Teresa Douglas, co-author of Secrets of the Remote Workforce.