Congratulations to my valued client Jarkko Oksanen on the publication of his new book “Better Remote Work: Do It Right and Reap the Benefits.” A Finnish entrepreneur, Jarkko has been a part of numerous start-ups and development positions. From a developer working in the trenches to a small business owner, he has worked remotely during most of his career. In 2014 he moved from Finland to Australia, gaining new perspectives and combining the best solutions from both countries’ best developers, architects, and managers.
This easy-to-read book reveals how businesses that are effectively using remote work are gaining an advantage over traditional businesses. Companies that use remote workers have access to the best talent and the best clients, and are producing superior results – and bigger profits.
The book discusses those companies that allow remote work but are not doing it to its full extent. As a result they may face social issues, and productivity that should be increasing may be actually decreasing.
Jarkko shows you how to avoid the many pitfalls encountered when managing remote employees and how to focus on building your remote team the way it has been proven to work in hundreds of organizations around the world. It offers insight from experienced team managers from a wide variety of industries and proven technical solutions straight from the trenches. The ideas in the book are meant to be adaptable to many different issues and situations that teams could face.
When done right, the benefits of the effective use of remote workers can increase profits, build a culture of empathy and trust, and make life better for both employees and owners.
– Thomas Hauck is a professional book editor and ghostwriter serving authors of both fiction and non-fiction.