How To Thrive in the Virtual Workplace: Simple and Effective Tips for Successful, Productive, and Empowered Remote Work

Simple Truths. Jun. 2021. 272p. ISBN 9781728246840. pap. $14.99. BUS
Glazer (founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, a global partner marketing agency), whose company went remote some years before the COVID-19 pandemic, here promotes the advantages of working from home: ending long commutes, avoiding distractions in open-plan offices, and gaining more time for family and travel, among others. His book is organized into two parts: “The Employee Perspective,” and “The Organizational Playbook.” “The Employee Perspective” offers practical advice, with case studies, for keeping a schedule, being a collaborative employee, establishing best practices, setting professional and personal boundaries, maintaining health and well-being, creating the right personal workspace, managing the email inbox, and working with technology. “The Organizational Playbook” discusses management perspectives and creating the proper culture through vision, values, goals, consistency, and clarity. Glazer particularly emphasizes recruiting with remote work in mind to help ensure success, and also covers establishing employee training and team building within an organization, having effective meetings, time zone etiquette, technology, and performance management.
VERDICT A timely, practical, and highly informative guide to effective techniques for remote work; of benefit to practitioners or students of business. Highly recommended.
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