5 Books To Read On Remote Working During COVID-19

COVID-19 has made remote working the norm, and as such, this is a pivotal moment for most businesses and individuals when it comes to how we run our companies. With remote working becoming more normal, we’re all having to learn how to transform our homes into workspaces and be more flexible with where and how we work.

We want to help you get to grips with the changes that COVID-19 has brought us. We have all had to make huge lifestyle adjustments, which can feel scary and uncertain, but a good book can help to settle the remote working nerves and help us view the current crisis as an opportunity to grow. Take a look at our top 5 picks of books to read on remote working during coronavirus.

Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David H. Hansson

We love this book on how to run a business remotely. Not only will you learn from the best on how to manage a remote team, you’ll also hear many success stories which will make you feel much more content about working remotely. 

If you’ve been worried about how to navigate the change of remote working, this book will ease your mind and make you more confident as you embark on change. The book also covers the pros and cons of remote working and sets you up to expect the unexpected when working remotely. You can follow Jason Fried and David H.Hansson.

Distributed Teams by John O’Duinn

When working physically apart, there can be certain challenges and changes that arise. Being aware of these and able to adapt, is what will make your company a success or failure during these unprecedented times.

This book draws on 26+ years of personal experience working with distributed organizations and gathering what works. It’s a practical guide to remote working that any leader needs during these remote times. Follow John O’Duinn on LinkedIn.

The Year Without Pants by Scott Berkun

This book offers an amazing case study for how remote working can really work for anyone – even if you’re used to a strict corporate culture. Scott Berkun was a business writer and old-school management guru who started at the revolutionary people behind WordPress who didn’t believe in holiday allowance, office spaces or even email!

Scott has to throw his rule book in the bin on this adventure, and along the way, he learned a lot about remote working which he shares with us in this book. A must-read for those trying to adapt their old school mentality to the modern world. Follow Scott Berkun on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Remote Office: The Ultimate Guide To Working From Home by Crystal Reynolds

This book is written more from the perspective of an individual wanting to work from home, however it carries with it some amazing tips and tricks to maximize your workspace and become a natural remote worker.

It’s a great book to read, use the practical lessons and then pass on to people in your team in order to create a more balanced and harmonious workforce.

Work Together Anywhere by Lisette Sutherland and Kirsten Janene-Nelson

Are you looking to learn more about how to build remote teams that work together seamlessly? This book is the answer to your prayers. If you’ve been struggling to keep momentum going during COVID, the tips in this book should help you win at digital teamwork. A must-read for any leader trying to understand more about remote working.

Do you want to make the most of the remote working revolution? Have you been considering outsourcing but never found the time to make it a reality? Now could be your perfect chance. To learn more about building a remote team, take a look at BorderlessMind and get in touch for a free trial.


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