Lately, I have been asking myself this question. It’s a fact that this pandemic speeds up the process of a giant “chunk” of society working remotely. Remote work is being encouraged by tech and non-tech companies. I think it was undeniable that this would happen eventually, but this pandemic caused us to fast-forward into the future, and there is no turning back.
What once before was seen as a minimum wage salary for someone who worked as customer service remotely, today, remote work is seen as a full-time job.
It is not a trend – it’s here to stay.
Buffer’s annual report, in 2010 where they asked 2,500 remote workers to tell them 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.
Of their respondents, 99% said they would like to work at least some of the time remotely for the rest of their careers.
These are some unusual results, and it shows that working remotely it is not a mere trend, it’s here to stay. This process is already underway; firms including Fujitsu and Twitter have already announced plans to make remote work a permanent option, even after the pandemic.
With the possibility of working remotely, remote working tools are emerging to keep both employees and employers happy and productive. Technology allows us to do the same exact job, remotely. Recruitment teams are going beyond borders to adopt talents from all over the world.
Managers will build trust in employees, cutting down on micromanagement and even seeing an increase in productivity.
Offices are now a little memory from the past.
The rise in digital nomadism
People forgot how fundamental it is, travelling in our modern life. We saw it as granted. Not anymore!
The “doors” of the world will be open. The opportunities of travelling while working will be infinite.
The Freedom to Travel is vital to the post-pandemic recovery; Covid-19 reminded us how little we could confidently say about tomorrow or even tonight. But I believe that, for better and worse, cultural curiosity cannot be obliterated.
I am optimistic that this will be a winning result for travelers and the digital nomad era. This person doesn’t rely on working in one specific location; instead, they work remotely, executing day-to-day activities while travelling and exploring.
A recent study by Stanford University highlighted remote workers are 13% more productive than in-office workers and take fewer sick days.
While international travel is likely to continue challenging for the future, the release of workers from a physical location is predicted to stay after the pandemic. The market of Digital Nomads from young, freelancers, operating in fields such as design, media, coding, and now a more extensive range of professions will expand.
It’s an exciting time to be a Digital Nomad; a new community which seems to be growing and growing as the years go by. It’s not just a cool name anymore; Digital Nomads are eager to create a new future, evolving towards a sustainable and prosperous world.
Stay Tuned! Our next post will be about what kind of jobs you could be doing as a DN!
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