Below are a couple of good reads I’ve found on the subject of managing remote teams. I got these a decade+ ago, and there wasn’t alot published yet on the subject. But these are pretty good. All of them have something to add to this subject.
- How to Lead From a Distance, by Debra A. Dinnocenzo (IMO, start with this one).
- The Distance Manager, by Kimball Fisher and Mareen Duncan Fisher
- PeopleWare, by DeMarco
- The Art of Managing People, by Hunsaker and Alessandra
You may notice that only two of the books above are specifically about remote workers or virtual teams. If you’ve seen the rest of this series, you’ll know that’s exactly my point.
In a future post, I’ll comment on technologies that can help. Many companies seem to still struggle with how to use the different enabling technologies well. So, more to come on that.