There’s no doubt that the world is at a tipping point: we’re at a pivotal moment between the ‘old world’ before the coronavirus, and the ‘new normal’ that we’ll emerge from the virus with. And one of these new habits will undoubtedly be working from home, and working outside of an office. In this respect, it’s time for all workers to consider how much they want to work in an office in the future – and how they can make the most of the work-from-home lifestyle in the future. Here are some idea on how to work on the move – traveling and earning simultaneously – in 2021 and beyond.
Tech and Gadgets
The first thing that you’re going to need to think about, if you plan to travel and work at the same time, are the gadgets and the technology that you’ll be taking with you. You may go several hours or even days without a power supply – so you should bring at least one power bank to charge your phone and laptop from.
You may also want to invest in a small, compact, and hardy laptop, leaving your more expensive one at home. And, for the perfect synergy between movement and continued working lifestyle, you should consider the smartwatches on the market today – many of which will allow you to perform key work tasks while on the move. There are numerous brands you can choose from, but out of all of them, Apple is still leading the way as the popular choice. However, Apple watches have changed throughout the years and still have several series on the market, meaning there are different features on them all. Therefore, if you want to ensure you have the best watch for you, you need to compare the models. Fortunately, at Superwatches, they have a very useful tool that has already researched and compared the different models available. With their comparison infographic, you can compare size, design, features, battery life, and more quickly and hassle-free.
For those who have been working on the move for some time – be that in a traveling capacity, or simply by choosing to be mobile between different cities around their home – there are a few no-brainers when it comes to remote work. Here are some tips where that’s concerned:
- Never leave home without an idea of where you’re going and where you might settle to work.
- Buy a large 4G or 5G connection package for your phone, so you can hotspot at all times.
- Mark on your mapping app where the best cafes and restaurants to work might be in your local area.
- Use local tips and online advice to find the best co-working cafes to work from while on the move.
By learning these tips in mind, you’ll make your travel-work lifestyle work for you – from Bali, Belgium, or Belize.
Ultimately, managers and business leaders are going to be less than keen on the idea that you’re going to go traveling when you would otherwise be working in the office. This is something that is sure to erupt into disagreements in the coming months and years.
The best way to go about your travel-work lifestyle is to take full responsibility of the productivity that you put in while abroad. If you miss a call because you’re on a plane, that’s your call, and your mistake. If your internet is too bad to connect, that’s poor planning. The only way to travel and work is to do your work as effectively – or even better – than if you were at home. That’s what will really impress your managers.
Working remotely and traveling is a difficult balance to strike – but these tips will help you get there, should you want to work on the move in 2021.