The New Corner Office
How the Most Successful
People Work from Home - by Laura Vanderkam
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Long before the pandemic and public health concerns pushed many of us indoors, some of the most
successful people fueled their careers with carefully perfected work-from-home routines, recognizing
the strategic advantage afforded by greater flexibility.
Author of I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, among many
others, nationally-recognized expert and podcast host, Laura Vanderkam draws on her 18 years of
experience working from home in the THE NEW CORNER OFFICE: How The Most Successful People
Work From Home (Portfolio/Penguin Random House; on sale 7/21/20).
THE NEW CORNER OFFICE
includes original interviews with managers, employees, and free agents who’ve perfected their remote
routines, to offer solutions to the most common beginner frustrations and strategies for creativity,
productivity, communication, and health.
Working from home is a skill that anyone can learn, just like learning to speak French or play basketball.
The key is to detach yourself from old ways of working and adopt new habits to match your new
In the new corner office, results matter more than where and when work happens. For
instance, Vanderkam teaches:
Managing by task, not time. Time is an incredibly useful concept, but structuring work
differently allows for efficiency breakthroughs. Rethinking urgency and focusing on results are
just a few of the many tactics of task management.
Thinking big. There is no contradiction between working remotely/flexibly and nurturing your
long-term career ambitions. Becoming a thought leader is one way to build a strong,
professional reputation to advance your career.
Getting the rhythm right. Match your most important work to your most productive times to
ensure sustainable progress. A satisfying rhythm is achieved not by working less, but by having a
compelling life outside of work. It’s easy to let work bleed into all hours of the night and
weekend which is why establishing and observing an end to a work day is important.
THE NEW CORNER OFFICE proves that whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, a self-starter or
someone who prefers detailed directions, you can do your clearest thinking and deepest work at home--
and have more energy left over to achieve personal goals or fuel bigger professional ambitions. In fact,
soon you might find it hard to imagine working any other way.
Portfolio | $7.99 | ISBN: 9780593330050| Pub Date: July 21, 2020
About the Author
Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of What the Most
Successful People Do Before Breakfast, I Know How She Does It, and 168 Hours,
among others. She is the host of the podcasts The New Corner Office and Before
Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both
Worlds. Her 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been
viewed more than 10 million times. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street
Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, and other publications. Laura
has also appeared on national TV Shows such as the Today Show and Fox and
Want to buy a copy of The New Corner Office? This book is being released as an eBook only right now, and can be purchased from any eBook retailer.