10 Best Books for Remote Managers and Employees

Portia Neequaye

Portia Neequaye

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10 Best Books for Remote Managers and Employees

The future of work really looks exciting; seeing that there’s an option to work from home as compared to the olden days where the corporate setting was embodied in a particular building with the exception of some call-center employees who worked from home.

Remote working has actually explored how managers together with employees can optimize productivity, create strategies and above all adopt practices efficient for their target audience. It is evident that remote work and other flexible work options create positive benefits for workers and companies at large. However, whether a manager or an employee, while you work remotely, you need to explore by reading wide; here are some ten best books for you and why you should read.


Remote, Office not required is the most popular book required for managers working remotely, authored by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson, and Basecamp. It covers the concept of remote work from start to finish, it emphasizes the need for flexible work options, how to collaborate, and exist as remote workers. It generally talks about the value of remote work.


It is an illustrated invitation to join the conversation on next-stage organizations. It was written by Frederic Laloux and Etienne Appert. The book’s uplifting message of reinventing organizations has resonated with a lot of readers globally.

THE REMOTE REVOLUTION: How the Location-Independent Workforce Changes the Way We Hire, Connect and Succeed

This book basically talks about its core idea right on the cover, it was written by John Elston and published on the 4th of December, 2017. You can get it on Amazon at Kindle price for $9.99 (you get to save $6) and on Goodreads. It is written and published in only one language, English.

Distributed Teams: The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart

It is authored by John O’Duinn, was originally published on the 18th of June, 2018. The book is selling at a kindle price of $18.99; you get to save $6. Its inspiration was gathered from a twenty six years’ experience in working for distributed organisations. John talks about his hard-learned lessons from company founders, managers, software developers, data scientists, among others.

The Digital Nomad Survival Guide: How to Successfully Travel the World While Working Remotely

This book was written by Peter Knudson and Katherine Conaway and gives practical advice from experience, having conversations with over twenty digital nomads

The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work

It is fully available online; it gives details to starting, running and managing a distributed teams. This book was written by Zapier and co-founded by Wade Foster. The ultimate guide to remote work is one of the books that highlights the successes and failures of working remotely.

An awesome excerpt: Teamwork is great. But, if you’re working with a time shift, you’ll need to pull your own weight on the team and lead your own way. If you’re always waiting for someone to tell you what to do next, and that someone’s asleep while you’re working, you’ll never get anything done.

The Art of Staying Productive Even Across Distance

This is an e-book that contains facts and figures about remote collaboration, how to avoid the tricky pitfall of running a virtual team, the best tools to streamline the work of a distributed team, etc. it is a blog post of 30 pages with interesting statistics authored by Wrike.

Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely

This is a book written by Kirsten Janene-Nelson and Lisette Sutherland and takes you through the ins and outs of working together as a team from different locations and achieving productivity.

Working Remotely: The Telecommuter’s Guide to the Galaxy

This book identifies the advantages of working from anywhere in the galaxy and explores how workers and employers can be productive. If you’re considering working remotely or moving your practice to all-remote workforce, check out this book for insight and recommendations to help you along the journey. It is authored by Tim Baran.

Influencing Virtual Teams: 17 Tactics That Get Things Done with Your Remote Employees

This book was written by Hassan Osman and talks about step by step tactics to implement in influencing virtual teams to acquire some level of commitment in achieving their tasks.


If you are a manager or employee looking to transform into a virtual mode of working, then you definitely need some in-depth insights from these books above.

Further Reading:

Remote Work 101: What Is a Remote Work?

What Are the Benefits of Reimbursements for Employers and Employees?

Hiring Benefits: Independent Contractor or an Employee?

Best Tools for Companies Transitioning to Remote Work

Portia Neequaye
Written by Portia Neequaye

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