The COVID pandemic has disrupted much of our lives. It’s been a tough time for people and their families who had to reprioritize and figure out what was important.
For many Americans 2020 meant working from home, if it was possible to do so. This in turn drove the new remote teamwork model spurred on by new ways of communication like Zoom. Video calling became the norm for everyone. Companies changed the way they met and the way they did business. Managers rethought their team building and internal communications.
The New Post-Pandemic Corporation
Out of the fire rose a phoenix, a new breed of a corporation, and a brand-new mindset for both employees and entrepreneurs — the hybrid workplace. It is expected that almost 70 percent of us will be working remotely by 2025 in some form for at least 5 days of the working month. The idea of working from home, or someplace other than an office, might seem crazy to someone from another generation who punched in on a time clock every day. But for the folks who have it figured out, life is getting interesting and in many ways much better.
If you don’t need to commute to an office, and you have good internet access, you can literally be anywhere. You could, for instance, go to Tahiti and spend your day sipping cold drinks and wiggling your toes in the sand while you answer your work emails.
The New Work-Cation
Some enterprising destinitons are tapping into this trend. Tahiti is one example. Travelers from the United States may not even need to quarantine upon arrival. If you had the virus and therefore have antibodies in your system you don’t have to fork out the extra cash for a quarantine stay. Likewise, if you are fully vaccinated. There are luxury hotels offering packages for a work-cation.
The price of the stay includes a pre-arrival consultation to plan your business and activity needs. You stay in a villa and are provided with a butler service, as well as a specialist IT butler to set up your office. After a stressful day, you may want to take advantage of a complimentary Polynesian Taurumi massage!
Now that sounds like a workday we could all get used to.
Statistics show that of all Americans who live abroad, 26 percent are retired. They are enjoying their days in the sunshine often funded by a favorable dollar exchange rates which boosts their lifestyle during their retirement. 16.3 percent are self-employed. Many of them are taking advantage of the remote work lifestyle and the world is their oyster.
You could join this select group sooner than you think. All you need is a good internet connection and work that can be done remotely. You could possibly even be on a beach doing the same job you do now.
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