These last couple of months have been massive for the world of remote and distributed teams. Major organisations such as Google and Facebook have announced major shifts to their work from home policies while Twitter has announced employees will be allowed to work from home forever.
On the content front, tips, tricks with everything in between have been written about ways to improve your working from home setup. Whether it’s ‘7 best ways to remain productive at home’ or ‘5 best clothes to wear while working from home’, some are a little more clickbaity than others.
The aim of SIWOM’s ‘Best of…’ posts is to break through the clutter.
Each week we scour the internet to find and share the most relevant and value-driven articles for remote team workers. Whether its news or ‘how-to’ guides, we’re sharing the best resources that are on offer.
Here they are:
Our Economy was Just Blasted Years into the Future
- Not remote working specific but a fascinating insight into the future of work.
- Mini case studies of how different organisations have adapted to take advantage of the new situation i.e. Clear – rebranding itself from an identity recognition tool into a health detection one.
- Marker is a great provider of long-form reads with unique perspectives on the state of work.
Facebook Says It Will Permanently Shift Tens of Thousands of Jobs to Remote Work
- An interview with big man Mark Zuckerberg about the new push to make Facebook more Remote.
- 48,000 Facebook employees around the world will be able to request a switch to remote work by the end of 2020.
- Key quotes: [In the next 5 to 10 years], I think we could get to about half of the company working remotely permanently.
Remote Work Has Its Perks, Until You Want a Promotion
- Exploring how the appraisal and promotion process will translate in an increasingly remote working world especially for Silicon Valley organisations.
- Relevant critiques of companies like Facebook, such as the following- “You’re going to have to work really hard to make sure remote workers don’t feel like a second class.”
- A quick, 3 to 4 minute read.
State of Remote Work 2019
- Insight into the state of remote work in 2019.
- It would be worthwhile to compare these numbers to current 2020 post-corona numbers.
- Plenty of stats but presented in colourful and easy to consume graphs and tables.
- Buffer are the real MVP’s of remote work! They have a 100% remote working organisation (that is 100 people strong) and also deliver killer content in the space.
I Work from Home
- A satirical take on a man and his lack of self-control while working from home.
- Insight into how a lack of structure and routine can turn your work from home setup a nightmare.
- A fun, light read! A lot I could relate to, especially with my off-productive days.