Digital Nomads & The Rise of Remote Work
“Choice empowers people and makes for a more content workforce. One day, offices will be a thing of the past.”
– Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin
We at Davitt Corporate Partners are fascinated by the changing landscape of the working world and as such, the rising phenomenon of digital nomadism and remote working is something that has captured our attention.
The past few years has seen significant growth in the number of people working remotely from all over the world. As a result of technological innovations, it is now more possible than ever for team members to easily and cheaply collaborate across cities, countries and continents.
This has led to the emergence of the “digital nomad” figure. Armed with just a laptop and a passport, this new vanguard of freelancers represents the office-less workplace of the future. For these ‘citizens of the world’, a workplace could be anything from a hut in the Gobi Desert to a café by the Seine.
Many digital nomads state that the greater flexibility and freedom of remote working means that they feel not only more productive but also happier than if they were working in a traditional office environment.
Remote working is equally beneficial to employers. The introduction of remote working means that employers can enjoy reduced overheads, smaller staff turnover and increased productivity. What’s more, flexible working policies have been shown to have a direct positive impact on revenue!
Is Digital Nomadism Here to Stay?
One in four business leaders anticipate that more than 75% of their workforce will not be working in traditional offices by the year 2020. A revolution in remote working will empower workers with the freedom to see the world without sacrificing their professional careers, meaning a greater work-life balance for all!