The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work
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The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work

How to Grow, Manage, and Work with Remote Teams

About the Book

Working remotely and running a remote team seems like black magic to many. Yet at Zapier, we've been working remotely since our founding in October of 2011. This book shares everything we've learned about running a remote team—our successes and our failures.

Beginning as a series of posts on the Zapier blog, this book is an ongoing work about our experiences as a remote team, with much of the book written by Zapier CEO Wade Foster along with chapters from our team members and other remote employees. We'll update it periodically so you can learn how our thinking and processes change as we've grown from three to 200+ people and beyond, and we'll keep the older versions of each chapter archived so you can learn with us over time.

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Easy automation for busy people. Zapier moves info between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work.

Stick with the tools that work for you. Zapier connects more apps than anyone, and lets you link them together into automated workflows to use your favorite business tools' features together.

Your time is valuable. Zapier's app, along with our blog and guides to learn valuable productivity tips, find the best apps to use in your work, and discover how to get more out of your software, help you make the most of every day.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: How to Run a Remote Team
  • Chapter 2: How to Hire a Remote Team
  • Chapter 3: How to Build Culture in a Remote Team
  • Chapter 4: How Successful Remote Teams Evaluate Employees
  • Chapter 5: How to Build Strong Relationships in a Remote Team
  • Chapter 6: How to Run a Company Retreat for a Remote Team
  • Chapter 7: This is What a Remote Office Looks Like
  • Chapter 8: How to Work Faster in a Remote Team
  • Chapter 9: How to Find Your Optimal Work Environment and Boost Productivity
  • Chapter 10: How to Work in Different Timezones
  • Chapter 11: How to Avoid Burnout in a Remote Team
  • Chapter 12: How to Thrive as an Extrovert on a Remote Team
  • Chapter 13: How to Find and Get Hired for a Remote Job
  • Chapter 14: The Remote Workers’ Toolkit
  • Chapter 15: A Special Thanks To Those Who Share

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