From freelancers to remote workers, there is no doubt that this style of working is growing. Is this the modern way to work? After all, flexible hours and a better work-life balance are what people are seemingly striving for in 2020.
This has been made possible by the continuous improvements to internet connections and technology as a whole. It has meant that we can work from anywhere in the world at any time. A real nomadic style of working.
Certain professions are really feeling the benefits of this ‘nomadic’ style of working. Consultants, creatives, designers and developers, for obvious reasons. They can deliver projects and work with your team, for a fraction of the price of hiring someone full time, ‘in house’ to do the same job.
A study by Stanford University mentioned that remote workers are in fact 13% more productive than in-office workers and take fewer sick days. Also, almost a quarter (23%) of remote workers are more than happy to work extra hours to complete tasks.
This has meant there has been a great increase in shared working areas and also, hotdesking services. Long contracts for shared offices are becoming a thing of the past, Monthly subscription like services with short notice periods are becoming the norm. Insurance companies have also got on board with the trend, now offering travel insurance for remote workers as they travel, as a lot of the time, their office is in their backpacks.
As modern-day working cultures continue to change, and 70% of businesses estimated to adopt remote working by the end of 2020. The rise in coworking spaces across the world also means remote workers will have access to business amenities and meeting rooms whenever they need, with strong and secure internet connections.