Rivik Links 10: Remote Working

Six Ways Remote Teams Can Crush Their To-Do Lists – Gregory Ciotti at HelpScout

I’ve personally been a remote worker for over 2 years now, and I can tell you from experience that the biggest transition to remote work is managing your schedule and productive output. In the office, these things are a bit easier—with everyone working around you and people checking in, there’s no risk of you taking a nap and going on YouTube for 3 hours.

How the pros run their business on the road – Mariellen Ward at Freshbooks

Running your business while you travel isn’t easy, but it’s easier than it’s ever been. If you want to know the latest and best tips, tricks and apps to keep your business going on the road, follow the advice in this post from some expert business travelers.

Remote – 37signals

Remote is a book written by the founders of 37signals, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. If you haven't read any of their books before you might be a surprised the first time you read it. The writing is short and candid. There is lots of useful information and examples, but don't waste your time with long-winded explanations. Here is an explanation in their own words;

As an employer, restricting your hiring to a small geographic region means you’re not getting the best people you can. As an employee, restricting your job search to companies within a reasonable commute means you’re not working for the best company you can. REMOTE, the new book by 37signals, shows both employers and employees how they can work together, remotely, from any desk, in any space, in any place, anytime, anywhere.

I have read two books from the founders of 37signals and would recommend them both to any business owner.

Do you work remotely or allow your employees to? The idea of working from anywhere is not a new idea, and one that has drawn many people into starting their own company. If you have any questions or more to talk about remote working, head over to the member forums.

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