The Non-Obvious Guide to Working Remotely (Being Productive Without Getting Distracted, Lonely or Bored) - (Non-Obvious Guides) by Rohit Bhargava
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About the Book"In this short guide from ... longtime remote/virtual worker Rohit Bhargava, you will learn the keys to being effective from afar. Whether you need to deliver a presentation to a virtual audience or collaborate with a team dispersed across the world, this ... guide will give you exactly what you need to be successful when you can't or just don't want to be there in person"--Goodreads.com.
"Any remote worker would find this book useful." --Booklist
An all new updated 2021 edition of the popular original guide to working from home and adjusting to virtual work featuring the best tips and advice from more than 50 top experts.
Most books on remote work repeat the same tired advice about being productive while wearing sweatpants. The advice in this book is different. Award winning author Rohit Bhargava reveals the secrets of remote work by curating advice from the experts.
In this book, you'll learn:
- Why trying to recreate a "home studio" for presentations is overrated.
- How you can build powerful relationships with people you've never met.
- The seven rules of virtual meetings that everyone should know.
- How to look and sound amazing on video, without spending a fortune.
Most guides to virtual work pretend like it is better than being face-to-face. It usually isn't. But in today's business world, there are many reasons you need to work remotely or do virtual meetings, from taking parental leave to navigating a global health pandemic.
In this short guide featuring a compilation of the best advice and insights from more than 50 experts from dozens of industries, you will learn the keys to being effective from afar. Whether you need to deliver a presentation to a virtual audience or collaborate with a global team, this handy guide will help you be more productive when you can't be there in person.
This is not a book that will convince you that you need to work remotely every day or that you should go to a Caribbean island and become a digital nomad. It's a guide for anyone forced to work remotely, stuck on too many Zoom calls, and looking for quick actionable advice on how to shift the way they work to get more done every day.
"The white-collar working environment is changing rapidly: dump the Man in the Grey Flannel Suit into twenty-first century Manhattan and he'd be in over his head. Bhargava guides those suddenly dropped into virtual work due to the COVID-19 pandemic by drawing on his own experiences and using anecdotes provided by entrepreneurs....Because virtual meeting platforms like Skype, Teams, or Zoom can be overwhelming, Bhargava uses chapters like "How to Prepare for Virtual Meetings" to suggest more engaging meeting formats, like using a facilitator or a Q&A session. Managers can also use the proposals in "How to Foster Virtual Engagement" to build relationships, like allowing virtual meeting participants to chitchat before the meeting begins--just like they would in "real life." A good addition to public library shelves, since most will serve remote workers for the foreseeable future." -Booklist