Ever since the pandemic hit, the media has been awash with trend-watching pieces about how society might change. Some of these virus-induced trends will surely fade over time, but one I believe will stick is the remote work revolution.
Companies around the world have been forced to adopt flexible work-from-home rules and now it seems many will make them permanent.
Working remotely from anywhere
As the world was thrown into crisis this year, remote working became almost universally accepted overnight. It's been fascinating to watch this unfold and seeing people adapt to this different way of working.
Managers' next shock will be when they realize many of their employees have been working from all over the place … without them even knowing itby Author
To the surprise of managers around the globe, their companies did not spontaneously implode the moment they sent employees to work from home. In fact, the opposite may have happened: productivity went up while company costs went down.
Benefits of a remote work trip
I love working while traveling. I do it all the time! I manage my site from pretty much anywhere, which can be my home, a cafe in my local neighborhood, or from some far-flung location.
I've also been on dedicated remote work trips where the whole point is to work somewhere in an inspiring location, either by myself or with other freelancers or remote workers.
- Stay in one location instead of traveling around a lot (this is easiest for working remotely anyway)
- Look for cheaper destinations, not on the typical tourist radar
- Travel out of season for better deals (remember that you can go flexibly any time of year, not just in the super-high-demand vacation periods)