The Holloway Syllabus on Remote Work

120+ resources you need to learn the ins and outs of remote work.
Courtney Nash
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Successfully working from home is a skill, just like programming, designing or writing. It takes time and commitment to develop that skill, and the traditional office culture doesn’t give us any reason to do that.Alex Turnbull, CEO of Groove (Friday Q&A: Where do you hire remote workers?)

This list required over 30 hours of research and worked with over 20 people with a range of experience with remote work. We believe this is the most comprehensive and authoritative list (over 120 resources!) to help you master the ins and outs of remote work.

Our goal in creating this syllabus was to help people with zero to some knowledge on the subject of remote work and distributed teams learn key concepts and strategies, and familiarize themselves with the benefits, pitfalls, and unexpected side-effects (like when remote employees in foreign countries have to be independent contractors). We cover everything from the very basic (“What is remote work?”), to common pitfalls, suggested coping mechanisms for employees and best practices for companies, plus newsletters, podcasts, and more.

Remote Work 101

What Is Remote Work?

Is It Just Hype, Or A Real Thing?

The Great Productivity Debate

Research and Reports

Hiring and Managing Remote Teams

Building a Remote Culture

Collaboration, Communication, and Tools

Remote Work Pitfalls

Employment Laws, Taxation, Payroll, and International Considerations

Company Stories

So You Want to Work Remotely

Productivity and Office Setup




Digital Collections


Interviews and Talks


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