Work Together Anywhere
A Handbook on Working Remotely—Successfully—
for Individuals, Teams, and Managers
The complete eBook will be available in March 2018.
About the book
This book tells you how you can make a success of working remotely, whether you’re a team member, a team leader, or flying solo. The information in the book derives from original interviews, feedback from Work Together Anywhere workshops (given by myself and facilitators from around the world), and research.
The biggest takeaway is that there isn’t a one-solution-fits-all for remote working, no single formula to follow. Each person, each company, will need to experiment with tools and processes to find what makes him, her, or them most productive. But what are the tools available? What various processes can work for different kinds of remote teams?
I’ve rustled the virtual bushes to learn everything I could on how to make working remotely not just workable, but undeniably productive—and, in some cases, even preferable. All that and more has been collected in these pages.
Even more about the book
To best help you navigate this terrain, this book is divided into parts and chapters suited to different kinds of readers at different stages in the going-remote process.
If all this is completely new to you, start with Part I, which offers a bird’s-eye view of the current landscape of remote working, detailing some of the Who, What, Where, and Why of Remote Working.
Part II is for individuals, whether you’re considering going remote and/or you’re ready to start out (chapter 3), or you’re perfecting your game (chapter 4).
Parts III and IV are for team leaders and managers/owners: those transitioning to the remote option (chapter 5), hiring remote workers (chapter 6), and those looking to perfect their game (chapters 7 through 10).
Following the chapters in each part are Part EXTRAS: additional resources particularly applicable to that group.
And after Part IV is the RESOURCES section, which includes additions applicable to many – especially the Technology & Tools portion.
This section also includes information about the Work Together Anywhere Workshop, which is available online, in-person, or both – for those who would benefit from more personalized guidance.
Be sure not to miss the conclusion, where I wax poetic on just how incredible it is that people literally from all corners of the globe don’t just function but actually flourish working remotely – and how in so doing we can achieve marvels previously thought impossible.
About the author
I am a remote-working German-born American living in the Netherlands and I am totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it’s not just possible; it’s completely, productively workable—if you do it right.
From first-hand experience as well as from interviews with more than 100 workers and manager/owners, I have collected a treasure trove of advice & action lists, pitfalls & solutions, and personal reports of individuals and teams engaged in doing great things—successfully—from wherever they happen to be. I’ve woven all that into my company, COLLABORATION SUPERPOWERS.