The coronavirus pandemic has made working from home the new norm. Many have doubted the transition, their ability to be productive, and whether working from home would be beneficial to them. However, research shows remote workers are more productive and enjoy a balanced lifestyle. According to a Harvard Business Review study, the lockdown helped us to focus on the work that matters, be responsible for our schedules, and value our work more. The hybrid setup has helped employees to reduce workplace stress and live healthier and more productive life.
One of the benefits of being a remote employee is the ability to work anywhere in the world at any time. As many destinations opened and travel restrictions have been lifted after the COVID-19 lockdown, many self-employed workers or freelancers are achieving their travel goals while on the job. Some of the world’s best locations for remote working are Spain, Portugal, Germany, Croatia, and Greece. We narrowed these destinations down and only one topped the list considering the travel and the lifestyle it has to offer for a digital nomad.
Spain took the top spot for the best place for remote working. The country’s low-cost travel and strong internet speeds were among the factors that moved it to the top of the list. Here are some other factors that were taken into consideration:
- Best for collaborative work by offering a large number of co-working space
- The time difference from the U.K. is only an hour ahead
- The fastest country to develop a fibre-to-the-home technology network in Europe
- The country has the fastest download speed compared to other European countries
- Cheap flights are available from London
- The country offers visas for freelancers looking for a long-term stay
The workforce has changed drastically over the last 10 years. With the rise of e-commerce and digital marketing, businesses are achieving a whole new success by relying completely on teams working remotely. They are the backbone of businesses going digital in this generation’s tech advancement. It is now possible to work and travel at the same time. All you need is a laptop with internet access plus permission from your boss, or a handful of clients if you’re a freelancer.
If I were to #WorkFromAbroad I would also choose Spain. How ‘bout you? Let us know using our hashtag!