How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace: Simple and Effective Tips for Successful, Productive, and Empowered Remote Work (Paperback)
An instant #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller and USA Today bestseller!
The remote work revolution has been rapidly accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations as big as Twitter have learned their employees didn't need an office to get great results, and employees are using the flexibility of remote work to live where they want, ditch their commutes and live a work-life integration that works for them.
Remote work is here to stay, and the companies that do it well will have a clear competitive advantage in the future. As founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, a 100 percent remote organization with 170 employees who work from home, Robert Glazer has discovered that with the right principles, tactics and tools for managing remote employees, many businesses can excel in a virtual world. In this highly actionable book, Glazer shares how he and his team built a remote organization that has been recognized with dozens of awards for its industry performance and company culture.
"A timely, practical, and highly informative guide to effective techniques for remote work; of benefit to practitioners or students of business. Highly recommended."—Library Journal, STARRED review
How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace shares insights from the remote employee, manager and leader perspectives, offering a blueprint any person can use to make remote work successful, productive and fulfilling. Learn how to leverage the flexibility of remote work, be more productive while working at home, avoid burnout, lead a team of virtual employees and build an organization that sets the gold standard for virtual work.
The remote work revolution is here—the leaders who will build the future are the ones who can lead top performing virtual teams. Learn how to build a world-class organization—office no longer required.
ROBERT GLAZER is the founder and CEO of global partnership marketing agency, Acceleration Partners.
Under his leadership, Acceleration Partners has received numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards (2 years in a row), Ad Age’s Best Place to Work, Entrepreneur’s Top Company Culture (2 years in a row), Inc. Magazine’s Best Place to Work, Great Place to Work & Fortune’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces (3 years in a row), Digiday’s Most Committed to Work-Life Balance and Boston Globe’s Top Workplaces (3 years in a row).
Bob is the #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today and international bestselling author of four books: Elevate, How To Thrive In The Virtual Workplace, Friday Forward, and Performance Partnerships. He is also the host of the Elevate Podcast, a top 20 podcast in entrepreneurship in over 20 countries.
Bob is a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations around the world and is a regular columnist for Forbes, Inc. and Entrepreneur. He also shares ideas and insights around these topics via Friday Forward, a weekly inspirational newsletter that reaches over 200,000 individuals and business leaders across 60+ countries.
You can learn more about Bob at https://www.robertglazer.com.
"If you’re still struggling with remote work, Bob Glazer knows something about how to make it work. His company has been doing it for over a decade, and you’ll be able to implement some of his advice right away." — Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
"Glazer provides a positive outlook for a onetime trend fast becoming commonplace reality in this handy guide." — Booklist
"A timely, practical, and highly informative guide to effective techniques for remote work; of benefit to practitioners or students of business. Highly recommended." — Library Journal, STARRED review
"Robert Glazer has assembled an essential playbook both remote leaders and employees need to build top-tier organizations. This comprehensive book will help you set the right cultural foundation, hire effectively, and ensure top performance in remote work." — Dr. Geoff Smart, Chairman of ghSMART and New York Times bestselling author of Who and Power Score
"Robert Glazer, leader of a world-class, values-driven virtual organization, shares an important playbook to help employees, managers and leaders build, and excel in, the new world of remote work." — Garry Ridge, CEO of the WD-40 Company
"Robert Glazer has led a top performing remote organization for over a decade. With this book, he shares the essential keys to building a world-class remote company." — Keith Ferrazzi, New York Times bestselling author of Never Eat Alone
"Invaluable guidance on how organizations can embrace the flexibility of remote work while sustaining wellbeing and connection, from a trailblazing leader who has been doing this brilliantly for years. Immensely timely, practical and encouraging." — Caroline Webb, Author of How To Have A Good Day and Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Company
"This is a must read guide to excelling in the newly remote working world. Robert Glazer shares strategies to help leaders and workers unlock the transformative possibilities of remote work." — Aicha Evans, CEO of Zoox