With the pandemic revealing just how successful remote working can be for businesses and employees alike, it seems that many people are now thinking about taking nomadic working trips over the summer months, combining a bit of work and play.
A new YouGov survey, commissioned by Virgin Media O2, has revealed that 19 per cent of people are now planning to do their work while on a coastal or rural holiday, instead of working from home, the London Evening Standard reports.
Of those asked, nearly three-quarters said that they’re keen to be able to continue working from a variety of places in the future, whether that’s at home, the office or, indeed, somewhere else entirely.
They explained that they enjoy the flexibility provided by nomadic working, as well as finding that they’re more productive when they get regular exercise and when they’re able to travel while doing their jobs.
Managing director of business with Virgin Media O2 Jo Bertram was quoted by the news source as saying: “As we look to upgrade the UK, we have an opportunity to evolve, not just doing things the way we’ve always done them, but through new innovations and technology to boost productivity and efficiency, right across the UK.”
Technology is, of course, absolutely key when it comes to facilitating remote working and it’s essential that the right tools are provided, which includes hardware, communication tools and internet support.
It’s also important to bear in mind that the boundaries between work and life can become increasingly blurred when people work remotely full time, with research showing that remote employees consistently log more work hours than in-office personnel. Being flexible with schedules and work arrangements can help employers get around this obstacle.
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