Working from a Workation spot this summer? Here’s what you need to know
Working from Workation spot this summer? Here’s what you need to know Worldwide change in work culture, work location doesn’t matter anymore as long as work seems to be getting done. Companies have adapted to this pandemic’s changes and the workforce. With travel borders open again, the need to break free is high among millennials! Hotels and vacation homes have increased facilities to facilitate work. The concept of a workation has caught on and made its way into everyday vocabulary. With hybrid working opening up avenues across organisations, anyone can work from anywhere with a stable internet connection. Workations are the new hashtag, and tourist countries have opened up coworking spaces and cafes to facilitate this trend. This is the right choice to stretch and have fun after the pandemic. So what do we need to be ready for?
Choose the Right CityThe first step would be to choose the right location to work out of and vacation in. The place should be able to offer everything one would need work-wise. A comfortable workstation within the room or the facility to attend meetings would be something to ensure before planning a workation. The bare necessities with power and a good internet connection would be a high priority. With holiday opportunities in service apartments and homestays, it is necessary to find a good grocery store or supermarket to keep the everyday essentials available close by.
Length Of WorkationPlanning the length of your workation will help decide various other aspects. Budgeting for travel and stay and work deliverables within that period has to be pre-planned.
Coworking SpacesIt is best to find a good coworking space to work from near your workation stay as an additional backup. Coworking spaces bring out the best in work. These spaces help concentrate and boost productivity compared to a vacation spot. While on a workation, it is easy to get distracted by the lack of a structure. Coworking spaces provide that focus required to work in peace.
Time ZoneWork deliverables usually fall into a time frame. Therefore, before planning a workation, it is essential to consider the time zone differences between the deadlines and the workation spot chosen.
The Ability to CompartmentaliseBeing in a new setting with work deadlines needs a strong sense of compartmentalisation. A workation spot can be distracting as is. Therefore, it is essential to allot work the time it needs.
The Employee Trust FactorFor an organisation, accepting the workation trend for their employees and encouraging it boosts their morale and mutual trust. It automatically enhances employee performance. With workations becoming frequent, organisations need to chalk up some rules for their employees and reporting structures. E.g.,
- Communication daily
- Reporting on each work deliverable
- Must report meetings from a distraction-free environment
- Formal attire for business meetings
- Being available for subordinates at a particular time of the business day
- Keeping the team informed about the whereabouts