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Many companies have already adopted the notion of remote work. Why is remote work the future of the business world? If you decide to embrace it, what steps can you take to maintain a productive distributed staff? Lastly, if you are a remote worker yourself, what can you do to avoid the most common traps, and thrive in your career?

Read our summary of “Remote” and find the answers to all of these questions.

Who Should Read “Remote”? and Why?

Authors Jason Fried and David H. Hansson believe that to get the most out of your staff, you should avoid making them work in offices.

In “Remote” they argue that “remote work” is the future, and that the world will start adopting the notion of home-based employees.

They spell out many advantages of remote work but also present the challenges that remote workers will most probably face when they interrupt their usual “9-to-5” work routine.

We recommend this manual to entrepreneurs, managers, and startups who are curious about the perks of remote work, and to all readers who would like to take on a home-based job.

About Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier HanssonJason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson are the founders of the software company 37Signals and are co-authors of The New York Times bestseller “Rework.”

“Remote Summary”

The future of work is here, and it is called “remote work.”

Many companies started adopting this way of work, because of its many advantages.

Remote work appeared mostly as a reaction to the drawbacks people face when working in offices. The contemporary office is the biggest enemy to productivity.

How come?

Well, just think about it. When you work in an office, your workday is fragmented and interrupted by calls, meetings, and questions that you need to answer to your coworkers.

In fact, the uninterrupted time you have for getting into your “productivity zone” is almost nonexistent.

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