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Book of the Week – The Remote Work Handbook

The Remote Work Handbook: The Definitive Guide for Operationalizing Remote Work as a Competitive Business Strategy” is for readers seeking to leverage the business benefits of a flexible, remote workforce. It’s a practical guide for building and implementing remote work at any size organization. The workplace is changing—re-tool your operations for a strategic business advantage. Mari Anne Snow, CEO and Founder of The Remote Nation Institute, is a recognized remote work expert with over 20 years of experience leading remote teams and has rewritten the rules of leadership to unlock the potential in remote and distributed teams.

What is your book about?

The Remote Work Handbook isn’t academic or fluffy. Rather, it’s a straightforward, practical guide for designing, implementing and sustainably operating a remote workplace. Whether the reader wants to retool their existing business or build a new one from the ground up, Snow lays out the operational steps using clear, easy examples derived from her many years as a highly successful operational implementer. Snow takes the reader through a step-by-step process for designing a remote work business model custom tailored to meet each organization’s unique needs. Her down-to-earth language and use of real-life examples from her own professional experience make this an easy, enjoyable read.

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The Remote Work Handbook takes the reader through a step-by-step process to

  1. Identify the remote operating model that is right for your business
  2. Examine the five components of a remote work operating model
  3. Review the steps to operationalizing the remote work model you build
  4. Manage the messy business of change
  5. Communicate effectively in a multi-channel environment
  6. Institutionalize remote work
  7. Build on team achievements for the long term

Why should people read it? Who is the book for?

Anyone interested in maintaining business relevance long term, who wants to position themselves as the employer of choice with a workforce demanding flexible workplace options. If you’re feeling the pressure of a tight labor market or facing industry disruptions due to technology advances, staff shortages, changing consumer behavior or increased cost pressures, this book is for you. It was written for strategic decision-makers, C-suite executives, operations leaders, business implementers and anyone supervising remote/distributed teams.

Single most important takeaway:

“Business leaders who proactively adopt flexible workplace practices now will win big in the future.”

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Meet the author

Mari Anne Snow is rewriting the rules of leadership in this new age of remote, distributed, virtual, flexible work. Snow is a recognized, sought-out expert in remote team engagement, virtual collaboration work practices and multi-channel distance communication. She leverages her many years of experience as a successful remote leader to help others gain a competitive business advantage.

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