Podcast 219 — The GP Book Club: Remote (Office Not Required)

Back in 2013, Basecamp's Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson published Remote (Office Not Required), a beautifully concise insight into how remote working had shaped their business.

Written by Ross Garner
Published 03 November 2020
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Podcast 219 — The GP Book Club: Remote (Office Not Required)

Seven years and one global pandemic later, remote working has become a lot more common. But are we making the most of the opportunities that remote working presents?

In this edition of The GP Book Club, Ross Garner is joined by Gemma and Owen to share their thoughts.

We discuss:

  • A brief overview of the book's main points
  • The advantages of remote work for businesses and employees
  • How the way organisations communicate during the pandemic is shaping reactions to remote working.

Remote: Office Not Required, is available on Amazon: amazon.co.uk/Remote-Required-David-Heinemeier-Hansson/dp/0091954673 

In What I Learned This Week, Owen shared FiveThirtyEight's 2020 US presidential election poll tracker. You can find it online at: projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2020-election-forecast/ 

Gemma recommended the book The Making of the English Landscape, by WG Hoskins. It's available from Amazon at: amazon.co.uk/Making-English-Landscape-Classics-Library/dp/1908213108 

Ross shared his observations on the romantic sounding 'winter halo', described on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22%C2%B0_halo 

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience, Emerald Works

Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.
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Gemma Towersey

Gemma Towersey

Learning Experience Manager, Emerald Works

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Owen Ferguson

Owen Ferguson

Product and Technology Director, Emerald Works

A self-confessed nerd, Owen is passionate about taking an evidence-led approach to developing digital products that solve real-world problems. He is also a regular on our weekly podcast.
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Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the Good Practice Podcast.

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