Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried

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Short book as title suggests about remote working, tries to argue this has numerous benefits for both employer (more productive workers) and employees (more flexibility).  Suggests that the cost of an office is really just a sunk cost. The downsides are that remote workers can become more lonely and more prone to burnout. It suggests if running remote workers provide them with free exercise activities and paid time off dedicated to allow this. Suggests using Webex or GoToMeeting or Skype or other virtual methods and to keep emails very courteous. A manager watching over an employee too much is not helpful.  When recruiting remote workers get the best people and pay them the going rate for that job, rather than the rate for the location they live, this will aid retention of staff.

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