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My Experience With Working Remotely

by Kiley LoCascio, Blog.GalvinTech.com
November 5, 2013

I recently read an article showcasing REMOTE, a book written by 37Signals founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. The book details how employers and employees can successfully work together remotely. [tweet this] I have yet to pick up a copy, but am very interested in the details of how they have become so successful with this...[Click to read more]

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Tenets for Working Remotely

by Michael Richman, Blog.Bitly.com
November 5, 2013

This was written by one of our system architects, Michael Richman, and originally posted on the Bitly engineering blog. For the past 15 years, I’ve worked as a remote employee. I currently live in Denver and work for Manhattan-based Bitly. Before that, I was on a Virginia-based team at AOL for 11 years, working from...[Click to read more]

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Out of sight, not out of mind: five ways to engage remote employees

by Rswcreative.com
November 4, 2013

When Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo!, one of her first moves was herding remote employees back into the office. “To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important,” the company said. “We need to be working side by side.” Can collaboration work if employees aren’t in the...[Click to read more]

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LayerVault as a Remote Company

by Layervault.tumblr.com
November 1, 2013

I just finished reading Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, two of the partners at 37signals. Given that LayerVault is a remote company, a few people around the web have been asking what my thoughts were on the topic. I haven’t written too much about how LayerVault works as a...[Click to read more]

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The Two Biggest Drags On Productivity: Meetings And Managers (Or, As We Call Them, M&Ms)

by Jason Fried, Inc.com
October 31, 2013

Most of the time when you hear people opining about why remote work won’t work, they point to two things in particular: One, you can’t have face-to-face meetings when people aren’t in the office. And two, managers can’t tell if people are getting work done if they can’t see them working. Our position? These two...[Click to read more]

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A NEW WORKPLACE MANIFESTO: IN PRAISE OF FREEDOM, TIME, SPACE, AND WORKING REMOTELY

by David Heinemeier Hansson, Fastcompany.com
October 30, 2013

The conventional idea of luxury is the antithesis of work. Sure, the gilded few are awarded trinkets to soothe their working experience, perhaps with a swanky corner office, a plush company-provided Lexus or—if they’re wearing a T-shirt rather than a suit to work—with free gourmet lunches and ping-pong tables. (Or not, as the case may...[Click to read more]

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The True Challenge of Managing Remote Workers: People Who Work Too Hard

by Jason Fried, Inc.com
October 30, 2013

“Freedom is slavery,” wrote George Orwell in the novel “1984.” Let’s completely misappropriate that iconic banner and apply it to what happens to remote work if you don’t manage the work-life balance correctly. That can happen, because when you’re set free from punching in at 9 and out at 5, it’s easy to don the...[Click to read more]

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