Resources To Help Your Remote Team Work Successfully

Want a resource to make your team a remote work unicorn? This post is a culmination of all the top resources. Use it to stay up-to-date on remote work tips, best practices, stories of successes and failures, statistics, and more. Being the best leader for your virtual team means searching for ways to improve, and these resources are the help you've been searching for.

List of Resources: 

  • Articles
  • Podcasts
  • Guides
  • Websites
  • Research Studies
  • Events
  • Resources For Your Team/Employees


11 Best Practices for Working Remotely” by Marie Prokopets

How it is helpful: This article includes tips on how to thrive as a remote worker and what’s next for the world of remote work. It also includes a Remote Work Report that was filled in by almost 500 people with helpful remote work statistics.

Virtual Meeting Collaboration Tools to Try in 2023” by Fingerprint for Success

How it is helpful: This article features a collection of the best virtual collaboration tools that help facilitate real-time communication, allowing team members to connect instantly regardless of their physical locations. This leads to quicker decision-making, problem-solving, and increased productivity.

A Quick Guide To Staging Your Transition To Remote Work This Year” by Abdullahi Muhammed

How it is helpful: This article was made for those of you who are thinking of changing to telecommuting. In 2019, 66% of companies already allow telecommuting and 16% operate as fully remote teams. This article has a step-by-step process so you can make all of this possible for your team.  

"How Virtual Teams are Becoming the Future of Workby Help Scout's Greg Ciotti

How it is helpful: This piece makes a strong case for remote work being the future, highlights the importance of accepting the disadvantages of virtual teams, and offers tips on how to make this work smoothly. Give it a read to learn more!

Help Scout’s 12-Step Remote Hiring Process” by Leah Knobler 

How it is helpful: Hiring for a remote team is a whole different ball game from standard on-site processes. This article gives personal tips that Help Scout has learned through their experiences of hiring a remote team. They also offer 4 helpful tools to help you hire your telecommuting team!

58 Must-Read Remote Work Resources by Hiten Shah

How it is helpful: If this blog doesn’t have enough resources for you, then this list of 58 resources definitely will. It includes everything from research reports and books to personal experiences.

Building Better Relationships as a Remote Team by Friday

How it is helpful: Building a strong culture with a remote team can be difficult but is crucial to make sure remote work is successful. In this article you can read about why relationship building is important, what is currently missing, the #1 thing to optimize, and ideas to build a culture. 

25 Tips to Help You Manage a High-Performing Virtual Team by Time Doctor 

How it is helpful: This tool has a comprehensive list of tips for managing remote teams. From picking the right communication style to the importance of meeting rhythms to setting up a project management system, this guide will support you in many areas of remote work.  

What Are The Roadblocks to Working Remotely? by Friday

How it is helpful: Having a full picture of what to expect from remote work can help you be ready for many unexpected obstacles. In this article you can read why more companies don't go remote because of company and personal roadblocks.

The Transformation to Remote Work: A Guide for Businesses and Employees by Atera

How it is helpful: While remote work is a highly beneficial option for many companies, it will not offer its full potential if new procedures are not implemented strategically. This article provides helpful tips on how to develop and embrace new work and security policies, suggestions for hardware and software that can support remote work, and outlines the hybrid work model and how it works.


Rebel + Connect Radio in Player FM

How it is helpful: This podcast has different themes it explores like the importance of company retreats for remote teams and the difference for remote leaders is their dependence on technology to execute their work.  

Suggested listen: Remote Team Leadership: Becoming the Best Long-Distance Leader You Can Be with Wayne Tunnel - Wayne Tunnel, the co-founder of Remote Leadership Institute, shared his top 3 tips for being the best remote leader you can be. He speaks about the power of thinking leadership first and the location second. 

21st Century Work Life

How it is helpful: This podcast goes beyond the sphere of just virtual work by also discussing evergreen theories like self-management, building trust in your team, and emotional intelligence.  which are all. These insights are valuable skills for any remote HR leader or distributed team to improve work situations. 

Suggested listen: Growing a Remote Organization

The Remote Show

How it is helpful: The Remote Show is an interview-style podcast (with remote work thought leaders) all about everything to know about remote work. The different episodes focus on tips, tools, concepts, applications, and more to help remote teams more be successful in work and life. 

Suggested listen: Jason Fried, Co-Founder & CEO of Basecamp

Remote Well By Embertribe

How it is helpful: This podcast uncovers what it takes to build a world-class distributed team, where the office is optional. The podcast interviews leaders in remote companies to give insight on hiring a remote team, setting culture, and more.

Suggested Listen: Building an Award-Winning Diamond Inbound Agency 100% Distributed With Ryan Malone


Twist Remote Work Guides

How it is helpful: Twist has 7 in-depth guides to different remote work-centered topics, such as business logistics, project management, hiring, and team communication. We recommend “The Future of Work: The Guide to Remote Work” as your first read because it touches upon topics like technologies you can use to make remote work possible, different types of remote work, and critiques of distributed/telecommuting teams. 

The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work by Zapier

How it is helpful: This guide is packed with wisdom from Zapier as they have been working remotely since their founding in 2011. It includes everything they’ve learned from successes and failures so you can learn from them.

Ultimate guide to remote work by zapier

Managing Remote Teams - A Crash Course by Andreas Klinger

How it is helpful: This crash course gives a lighthearted but still in-depth summary of information about remote work. From the different types of remote work to why a team would want to go remote, this source states some struggles and solutions teams can use while working from home.


Remote Work Leadership by HubSpot Academy

How it is helpful: Want to learn how to manage a remote team? We collaborated with HubSpot Academy on their free Remote Leadership Training. Check out the training and equip yourself with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively manage a team no matter their location.


We Work Remotely

How it is helpful: It allows you to post and search for telecommuting jobs sectioned off by job type/category. It also includes the top 100 remote companies, remote work resources, and trends.

How it is helpful: This website will become your best friend if you are interested in remote/distributed teams because it includes tips from remote companies, remote workers' Q&As, and a place to post your remote jobs. It has a blog with content ranging from protecting your privacy, statistics, and what to consider before going remote. 


How it is helpful: Workplacless is an online eLearning portal specifically made for remote employees, which includes a variety of training and certifications. These courses are crafted for individual goals for aspiring remote workers and those who are already remote and wish to improve their skills.

workplaceless online course options

Research Studies:

The Remote Work Report by FYI

How it is helpful: This report by FYI asked 486 people about remote work. From their questions, they gathered interesting data about the increasing rate of remote work opportunities, and the biggest challenges (hint: #1 is communication).

State of Remote Work 2019 by Buffer

How it is helpful: The State of Remote Work is Buffer's annual report that showcases the world of remote workers and seeks to understand them. In partnership with Todoist, Hubstaff, RemoteYear, Remote-How, and a few other organizations, they surveyed 2,500 remote workers to tell us about their experience with remote work. The report asks about the benefits and struggles that come with remote work, what remote work looks like in their individual experience, and the structure of their companies that allowed for remote work in the first place.

Resources For Employees:

Show your employees you really care by sharing these resources with them. It will help build trust and communication. 

Nomad List

How it is helpful: Nomad List is unique from the other two websites mentioned because of its focus on traveling as a nomad worker. It lists a directory of remote-friendly countries and you can filter your search based on what criteria matter most to you (cost, internet, fun safety). 

Nomad List Remote Work

How it is helpful: This community of remote workers collaborates with one another to share the best places (free and paid) to work remotely around the world. They also offer tips and tricks on their best practices of working remotely and have a Work from Slack Community. portal

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