In his latest book, Out of Office, authors Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen give readers the help they need to embrace the hybrid workplace successfully.
- Remote work is here to stay, but some employees and employers are having difficulty navigating the changing workplace.
- Out of Office advises every level of worker—from manager to employee—on how to adapt to this new work method.
- In Warzel and Petersen’s book, remote work doesn’t just benefit the employee, it benefits the employer as well.
Why it’s important
Many companies are still trying to decide whether or not they will return to the office full-time. Some are embracing remote or hybrid work, but this new format has challenges.
Hybrid and remote work models do offer a reprieve from long commutes and over-scheduled work days, but workers will have to adapt to networking changes and conveniences that disappear with the traditional office.
Warzel and Petersen’s book draws on the thoughts and management styles of dozens of managers and workers and highlights the questions companies should be asking. Out of Office argues that if employers listen to their employees and work alongside them to create a healthy work environment, the companies will see greater productivity and profitability.
Out of Office does not simply aim to teach the reader how to navigate Zoom calls or write their own schedule but asks the reader to rethink what he knows about his current relationship with the office.
Warzel is an award-winning journalist and former writer at large for The New York Times. He is a current contributing writer for The Atlantic and writes the newsletter, Galaxy Brain. Warzel and Petersen have previously written a book together—Out of the Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working From Home. Petersen currently writes the newsletter Culture Study and has written four books, including Can’t Even: How Millenials Became the Burnout Generation.
Out of Office was published by Alfred A. Knopf in December 2021.