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finished reading Effective Remote Work by James Stanier

James Stanier: Effective Remote Work (Paperback, 2022, O'Reilly Media, Incorporated) 2 stars

The office isn’t as essential as it used to be. Flexible working hours and distributed …

I bought the book after I saw James speak about remote work at the Lead Dev conference in Berlin last November, but I was a bit disappointed from Effective Remote Work. I felt it was very basic at times and the examples he uses to start each chapter felt very artificially constructed. I just couldn't relate to the people in these examples.

The rating does not reflect the quality of the book, it is (apart from the stories at the beginning of each chapter) well written and contains a lot of good advice, if you are working or are planning to work in a remote first company. It just happens that I work in a hybrid remote/office company and I personally prefer working in an office, but I need to collaborate on a daily basis with people that are remote (or just work in an office in a different country). This was not very well covered in Effective Remote Work.