Valentino Rossi had said that his normal life was like being on a holiday.
How do we understand the optimum balance between work and relaxation? The answer to this question lies in the blend between remote work and travel. After the pandemic continued to be a part of human lives, several people chose to work remotely.
Remote Workers are becoming the more common workforce that will continue to grow even after the pandemic recedes. Workers are now traveling across the globe to set up their virtual workstations!
Let’s look at the various ways in which the combination of remote work and travel has enabled individuals to maintain a healthy balance and address the challenges of working from remote locations.
Benefits of Remote Work and Travel
Our lives are a combination of finding the right balance while achieving professional success. Most people had started re-organizing their travel plans and preparing for work from remote locations after the effects of the pandemic became less vicious. Let us list out the various advantages that the new nomadic lifestyle offered:
Creating Work-life balance – While working from remote locations, its good to set aside time for relaxation in a new environment that varies from your personal spaces. By keeping virtual and shifting workstations and relaxation spots separate, you can be mentally relieved after work hours and spend time with their friends and family in a different space.
Change in ambiance leading to higher productivity – When starting working from a new location, you are away from the disturbance of the daily grind and the same scenery. One can visualize themselves seated next to the picturesque beauty of the mountains and attending their Zoom calls!
Opportunity to network and build new connections – a person learns twice, grows thrice, and gains more wisdom when traveling. The chance to meet new people and interact with them after a long day of work may seem rejuvenating to many of us. Traveling and working can provide a golden opportunity to meet new people and build networks even when you are far from home!
There are multiple benefits to working remote. As with all things adaptation is needed when starting to work from anywhere. Here are a few things to refine or look for as you begin your Remote Work life.
Things to Keep in Mind While Working Remote
Network Connectivity Issues – Checking for secure network connectivity is essential before packing your bags for the work and travel itinerary. Often people overlook the need to re-check with the resort or homestay regarding the bandwidth of the network which can cause plenty of problems to one’s travel lifestyle if you are consistently disconnected from meetings or a power cut causes disruption to work schedule or flow.
Need for new interaction among coworkers – While using a blend of work and travel can be a unique way of utilizing one’s vacation and work together, it can create boundaries between co-worker interaction. While the office space provided a semi-community within which humans could interact with each other face-to-face, the remote work culture can require more intentional need for interactions. Finding new ways to meet or socialize with coworkers will keep you in touch and in the loop on new projects or changes.
Social isolation can increase among individuals – In a scenario where employees are greeting each other regularly, every employee considers themselves to be a part of a larger community in the corporate circle. But when everyone works in different locations, it requires a greater effort on the part of the team to maintain close communication with each other to avoid social isolation.
The Balancing Beam of Work and Travel
More and more studies are showing companies moving towards Remote or Hybrid options for their employees. One has the ability to take time for their self-care and psychological well-being when they are traveling from one place to another and working. It helps a person to connect with themselves and take time for themselves and their loved ones without the need to take an extended leave.