Remote Work Roundup - November 2017

Remote work leadership, news, events, and buzz.

Happy November!

Fall back has left us with brighter mornings and darker evenings.

Rise and shine or turn in early with the latest Remote Work Roundup, covering remote leadership, benefits of remote work, food for thought, and remote work buzz!


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New Releases

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Podcast Episodes:

Remote Leadership -

How to Optimize Your Tools for Remote Work
Hint: It's about humanizing the virtual office...

A Critical Leadership Skill: Managing a Remote Workforce
These five best practices will make or break your success as a remote leader. 1. Be Self-Aware 2. Hire for...

Strategies to Keep Remote Workers Engaged, from Skype to Pizza
Remote workers need leaders to connect with them on a regular basis. Try these strategies...

5 Key Practices Of Successful Remote Work Teams
Nowadays—as more people continue to work remotely—leaders must find new ways to unite employees who are spending an increasing amount of ...

10 Affordable Tech Tools to Manage Remote Workers
Want to build a high performing remote team. Here are the tools you need...

11 Ways Leaders Can Help Their Remote Teams Stay Organized and Communicative
For leaders, building remote teams has a lot of benefits: They can hire for ... They have to keep things organized and people working toward the right ...

Building a Collaborative Culture in Non-traditional Work Environments
Remote collaboration is entirely possible. Leaders who want to get there must start with...

How to Keep Your Remote Workforce From Growing Distant
Remote work works best when people still feel part of a team. How to keep remote workers connected...

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Benefits of Remote Work -

How Remote Work Made This NY Times Columnist's Career Possible
Remote work opens doors for rural professionals.

Seven Business Benefits Of Having Remote Employees
Ensure your business sees the financial gains of remote work right way.

Companies That Support Remote Work Experience 25% Lower Employee Turnover
The State of Remote Work is one of the first reports of its kind to analyze remote work's impact on employee success and retention as well as ...

Share your big why of remote work on Twitter - tag @rebelandconnect and use the hashtag #GoingRemote

Food For Thought -

Banning Remote Working is Lazy
Banning remote work is a lazy way to solve an unrelated problem. It’s a quick fix that doesn’t get to the root of what needs to be changed.

Remote Work: A Productive Perk Not Worth Taking Away
Thinking of ending your remote work options? Then expect a drop in productivity and innovation — and forget about attracting and retain...

Remote Working Works ... But The 'Off' Button Can Be Hard to Find
Remote work enhance productivity! The downside, remote worker struggle to "clock out" at the end of the day.

17 Things You Need to Know About Remote Work
Wondering if a fully distributed workforce is right for your company? Consider these 17 realities...

Share your thoughts about these articles on Twitter - tag @rebelandconnect and use the hashtag #RemoteDoneRight

Remote Work Buzz -

Remote Working in France

Inspiring Rural and Remote Working in West Cork and Beyond, Adrienne Harrington, Ludgate Hub CEO, West Cork

To Retain Young Talent, Give Millennials Flexible Working

Share your remote work news on Twitter - tag @rebelandconnect and use the hashtag #MyRemoteNews

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May all your efforts come into fruition and fill your November with a rich professional harvest.

Until next time...

The Rebel + Connect Team,

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