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Top 7 Business Books on Managing Remote Teams

by The Scalers Offshore Development Teams In India

With the concept of globally distributed teams becoming increasingly popular as a result of the pandemic, most of us find ourselves working remotely. However, managing a remote team can be challenging, especially if you’ve never done it before. If you find yourself in a similar situation, and you’re looking for some help, we’ve got you covered. Here are 7 books on managing remote teams that will give you all the hands-on advice you’ll ever need. 

1. The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work — Scott Berkun

20% of the entire web uses WordPress. And yet, the power behind WordPress.com is a small company called Automattic, Inc. — a business with just 120 employees who are globally distributed, barely use emails, and still manage to stay on top of their game. So, how is this company, with a fraction of the resources of an IT giant like Google, having such a significant impact on the Internet? How do they work? This book answers it all. 

Written by former Microsoft veteran, author, and speaker Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants discloses all the secrets of WordPress.com’s success while working remotely. The book also reveals insights on work culture, productivity, creativity, and leadership and is a must-read book for managing remote teams!

2. Virtual Culture: The Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore — Bryan Miles

Despite living in the 21st century, with high-speed internet and the latest tech gadgets, some companies still maintain a 20th-century corporate culture. In Virtual Culture, visionary entrepreneur Bryan Miles points out that the future of business is virtual, and companies must look beyond simple tech upgrades to be successful when working with remote teams.

Virtual Culture highlights the simple principle that productivity comes from people completing their tasks on time, and not from mandatory attendance in a sea of cubicles. When you create a result-oriented virtual culture, respect your employees’ time, and give them freedom, you can see great results — and that’s exactly what this book conveys. 

3. Remote: Office Not Required — Jason Fried & David H. Hansson 

Remote is a book that challenges the norm — the ‘under one roof’ model of work. For as long as we can remember, the daily roll call at work has dominated our lives. However, with the benefits of distributed teams such as access to a massive talent pool and lesser real estate footprint, remote work is here to stay. 

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