HBR Guide to Remote Work

Praca zdalna w  formie zinstytucjonalizowanej zaskoczyła nas półtora roku temu i w pewnym stopniu zdołaliśmy się chyba już do niej przyzwyczaić. W bibliotekach jest to raczej dość niezwykłe rozwiązanie, chociaż już dobrych kilka lat temu sam zacząłem to praktykować informując współpracowników, że co prawda już 17-sta i wychodzę do domu, ale że "za godzinkę znowu będę online".

W renomowanej serii Harvard Business Review Guides ukazał się w tym roku poradnik, jak z tą pracą zdalną sobie radzić, który ostatnio włączyliśmy do naszych zbiorów. Rzecz niedroga, a poręczna i przydatna, może zatem warto przejrzeć? Uprzedzam, że poradnik ma charakter ogólny i nie jest adresowany stricte do bibliotekarzy. A swoją drogą, to będę musiał przyjrzeć się, czy ukazały się już podobne opracowania skierowne właśnie do naszej grupy zawodowej. 

HBR Guide to Remote Work / Harvard Business Review. Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, 2021, xiii, 224 p. ; 23 cm. ISBN 9781647820527, 9781647820534 eISBN [45969]


Introduction. The Art of Being Indispensable - from Wherever You're Working -- Stand out and thrive as a remote employee / Bruce Tulgan 

I. Getting Work Done -- How to Stay Focused When You're Working from Home. You're only as distracted as you let yourself be / Elizabeth Grace Saunders -- Things to Buy, Download, or Do When Working Remotely You need the right digital infrastructure / Alexandra Samuel -- 3. Working from Home When You Have Kids -- Tips for doing your job with little distractions underfoot / Daisy Dowling -- 4. How to Transition Between Work Time and Personal Time. Set good boundaries / Elizabeth Grace Saunders -- 5. Staying Motivated in a Remote Job. You'll need some new routines / Alison Buckholtz 

II. Navigating Common Challenges -- 6. Working Smoothly with a Virtual Boss. Set goals and expectations early on / Keith Ferrazzi -- 7. How to Resolve a Conflict with a Remote Colleague. Stop emailing and pick up the phone / Amy Gallo -- 8.4 Ways to Demonstrate Your Value – Remotely. Talk about your successes (without bragging) / Elizabeth Grace Saunders -- 9. Starting a New Remote Job. Five ways to get up to speed quickly / Art Markman 

III. Caring for Your Mental and Emotional Health -- 10. 3 Tips to Avoid Work-from-Home Burnout. If you're "on" all the time, that's a problem / Laura M. Giurge, Vanessa K. Bohns -- 11. Resilience Is About How You Recharge. Not How You Endure. Create purposeful recovery periods / Shawn Achor, Michelle Gielan -- 12. Tips to Reduce Screen Time While You're Working from Home. Choose physical over digital whenever you can / Elizabeth Grace Saunders -- 13. How to Combat Video Call Fatigue. Don't multitask, and take plenty of breaks / Liz Fosslien, Mollie West Duffy 

IV. Thriving in Virtual Meetings -- 14. What Everyone Should Know About Running Virtual Meetings. Focus on relationships, prepare, and lead / Paul Axtell -- 15. Elevate Your Presence on a Video Call Look at your camera, not your colleagues' faces / Joel Schwartzberg -- 16. Break Up Your Brainstorming Sessions. Embrace silence and use small groups / Liana Kreamer, Steven G. Rogelberg -- 17. Virtual Off-Sites That Work. Running one is probably easier than you think / Bob Frisch, Cary Greene, Dan Prager -- 18. Stop Zoning Out in Zoom Meetings. Listening better will help / Sarah Gershman 

V. Being the Boss -- 19. How to Manage Remote Direct Reports. What changes (and what doesn't) when people work from home / Rebecca Knight -- 20. 5 Questions (Newly) Virtual Leaders Should Ask Themselves. Think strategically about what your role is / Melissa Raffoni -- 21. Make Yourself Available to Remote Employees. Six strategies can help / Sabina Nawaz -- 22. How to Keep Your Team Motivated. Remotely. A framework to help employees stay energized and engaged / Lindsay Mcgregor, Neel Doshi -- 23. Tips for Coaching Someone Virtually. Your physical location still matters / Ed Batista -- 24. How to Manage a Remote Employee Who's Struggling to Perform. Show empathy without lowering the bar / Ron Carucci 

VI. Solving Problems on a Remote Team -- 25. How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote. You need a range of behaviors and skills / Erica Dhawan, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic -- 26. Managing a Team Across 5 Time Zones. Everyone should share the scheduling burden / Donna Flynn -- 27. How to Raise Sensitive Issues with Your Remote Team. Make people feel safe / Joseph Grenny -- 28. Ideas for Helping Remote Colleagues Bond. From book clubs to video games / Kuty Shalev.

Book Jacket: "Get your best work done, no matter where you do it. Video calls from your couch. Project reports in a coffee shop. Presentations at your kitchen table. Working remotely gives you more flexibility in how and where you do your job. But being part of a far-flung team can be challenging. How can you make remote work work for you? The "HBR Guide to Remote Work" provides practical tips and advice to help you stay productive, avoid distractions, and collaborate with your team, despite the distance that separates you. You'll learn to: Create a regular work-from-home routine; Identify the right technology for your needs; Run better virtual meetings; Avoid burnout and video-call fatigue; Manage remote employees; Conduct difficult conversations when you can't meet in person. Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges."--PUBLISHER'S NOTE.