Businesses that are effectively using remote work are getting a large jump on traditional businesses. These companies have access to the best talent and the best clients, and are producing superior results. They also have more fun doing it, and are often seen as being the most cutting-edge firms in the marketplace. Then there are those who may allow remote work but are not doing it to its full extent. They often face a lot of social issues, and productivity that should be increasing is actually decreasing. Many companies are blaming their remote workers for some of these issues, which in a few cases may be true. These companies need something and someone to push them to get back on track. This book will show you how to dodge the many pitfalls of managing remote employees and focus on building your remote team the way it is proven to work in hundreds of organizations around the world. It offers insight from experienced team managers from around the world and proven technical solutions straight from the trenches. If your business has not begun working remotely, this book will give you a good idea of what it'll be like. You'll find what major issues will most often come up, and the solutions other successful teams and individuals have found in similar situations. If you have not worked remotely yet, consider this: How much of your day do you already work online or through a computer screen? Looking from the outside in, remote work might sound easy. We as remote workers know the truth. The benefits are numerous, but the issues are undeniable. In the end it's far from easy. The ideas in the book are meant to be convertible to many different issues and situations that teams could face. It's designed so that you can skip to the index in the end and find your own issue, or read is as a complete guide to your business's remote work solution. With examples and ideas from small teams of three people to larger teams of over twenty people, I've found the key issues and discussed with the people involved to figure out how they managed to overcome the challenge. I'll also provide a quick glimpse into the future and make educated predictions about what remote work will be like in the years to come. All the upcoming technologies will be very interesting to follow, and taking an early mover advantage on some of these when the time is ripe will give you a strong business advantage. I'm not going to declare that remote work is easy and will solve all of your business and work problems. That's not what it's going to go. It will take time to do right and there will be challenges. But when done right, the benefits will increase your company profits, built a culture of empathy and trust, and make life better for both your employees and the company owners. Managers, team leaders, developers, and everyone who works remotely will find valuable guidance in these pages. Find out what different teams around the world have done to counter the inevitable problems and thrive with effective remote work.