Almost everyone is familiar with remote work, the pandemic made sure of that. What many aren’t aware of, is that remote work allows for new opportunities, like planning the perfect workation.
A workation is essentially taking your remote work setup to another location. Whether that be in your own country or somewhere across the world. It’s also not meant to take the place of a vacation.
If you take the opportunity to enjoy a workation, just make sure to also plan a vacation where you can completely unplug.
The Benefits of a Workation
Studies have shown that switching up your surroundings comes with plenty of benefits in terms of work quality. A study by Harvard Business Review showed that compared to those who work in an office, remote workers were:
- More productive
- Highly motivated
- Able to see new perspectives
- Capable of deeper focus
Choosing The Best Workation Destination
There are a few key things to keep in mind when you’re deciding on a location. What are you craving? Do you need to get away from your hectic city life? Or is the chaos of a busy downtown core just the ticket?
You’ll also want to consider:
- Cost of living
- Internet speeds
- Availability of coworking spaces and coffee shops
If you’re worried about getting your boss on board with the idea, Next Vacay has put together some great tips that are guaranteed to help you explain why it’s such a great idea and how it will actually save the company money. The infographic below breaks down some things to keep in mind while you’re planning to make sure you have the best workation possible!