Updated: Feb 22, 2022
This morning, I woke up to the waves outside my vacation beach house. My first thought was, “I can get used to this.” Which made me think more about remote/ hybrid work and location flexibility policies. Flexibility truly is the future, and I believe it will be vital to retaining and attracting talent.
Connect with Ease
“Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world from almost any device. This is dramatically changing the way people work, facilitating 24/7 collaboration with colleagues who are dispersed across timezones, countries and continents” -Michael Dell
Flexible working arrangements such as remote work, telecommuting and hybrid work setups are how we continue to promote work-life balance and increase innovation.
It's truly a privilege to travel and enjoy another country, to learn a new language and embrace a different culture. In speaking with the locals in on the island, they are happy to welcome us back. And with the past two years of basically little to no tourism, longer stays could be the key to restarting the tourism economy.
Work-Life Balance & Location Independence
I put in my 8 hours and when 4:30 strikes I can go out to dinner with my friends, enjoy the weekends exploring the city. Or enjoy a lunch time swim before my 1pm meeting. The balance of remote work, reduce the likelihood of burnout and decreases stress and for me creates. sense of belonging. With my parents retiring soon my main goal is to spend winters with them somewhere warm, working from their balcony.
Diversity in the Workforce
Living in major cities such as Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver are cost prohibitive to come candidates. With the increase in remote work, the talent pool has increased further promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. With the flexibility this will support persons with disabilities, low-income people and many more.