Travel harder, work remote!

The raw definition of remote work sounds like this : any type of work that doesn’t have to be performed in a traditional company office, where remote workers can do their jobs anywhere in the world—including their home, a co-working space, etc.— the only prerequisite would be to have access to high-speed internet.

There are basically three types of remote workers:

  1. Regular full-time or part-time employees who work remotely because the company allows, encourages, or requires it

  2. Contractors who have agreed to work for a company for a specified period of time

  3. Freelancers who take individual assignments

Although freelancers and contractors are more common in the remote work world, the list of partly- or fully-virtual companies is growing (especially in tech).

A recent study on remote work conducted on nearly 2,500 remote workers reveals the benefits and struggles that come with this type of work, what remote work looks like in their individual experience, and the structure of their companies that allowed for remote work in the first place.

Surprisingly (or not?) the outcome expose that the remote work is NOT a trend, it is here to endure…Out of respondents, 99% said they would like to work remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their careers. Stunning result, right?

PROS and CONS of remote work?

Ever wonder why some people are longing to get into — and stay in — remote work? Walking the dogs instead of commuting, that mid-morning gym session, the freedom to catch up with friends and not having to schedule time off for appointments. These are just some of the ways remote workers can enjoy a flexible schedule. Forty percent of respondents rate this is the biggest benefit of remote work.

Definitely there are many known and unknown pro’s and con’s around the topic, but the real question is how will companies and individuals cope with this work mindset shift?

To find out more about remote work particularities, please check out following report : State of Remote Work 2019,

So, what about traveling harder and working remote? 🙂