Can you enjoy work and holiday together, in the same place? Believe it or not, this is becoming the latest trend to promote creativity and productivity for the corporate worker.
While the idea of being a digital nomad has been a reality for many before the pandemic, it took the closing of offices around the world to show corporations just how much could be done remotely.
As the world opens back up, many destinations are welcoming people back safely—and they are looking forward to receiving, not just tourists, but a new kind of visitor: the smart-working one.
Places like Italy and Barbados have already announced vacation packages that will cater to people who are still technically “on the job” but able to do their work remotely. They get to avail of many of the relaxing offers from hotels and resorts, at a specially priced deal.
The Benefits of Taking a Working Vacation
And CEOs around the world are also discovering the benefits of giving employees more quality time off. For example, LinkedIn recently announced an entire week of paid-time-off for their employees. What the offered in terms of quality work spaces hit two targets at the same time: It was both cost effective and market competitive, and, as a result, attracted the best talent globally.
We know you really don’t have to be convinced to take a working vacation in paradise, but just to show you the possibilities, here are four great reasons to book an extended stay in Barbados today:
Everything is Virtual Now
The last year, the way companies around the world viewed working changed drastically. Surprisingly, there were a few upsides to this big change. One of them being, the shift of work spaces and possibilities. It isn’t frowned upon anymore to take your work with you—whether at home, or on an airplane. If you can prove to your boss and colleagues that your productivity level will be the same—if nor, better than a virtual work arrangement should be in your planning.
Get in touch with the world
A holiday destination is the perfect place to get out of your usual routine and see the world through a new perspective. Having the experiences and opportunities that only come when you are visiting a foreign place will give you new insights and teach you new things. There is no better investment than yourself! When you travel, learn about new cultures, experience new senses, taste new food, and interact with fascinating people, you change as a person. And this can affect every part of your life positively—not least, being your corporate image. It will now be more well-rounded, better accustomed to change, adaptable and innovative!
Minimize Your To Do List
When you take yourself physically out of your office or home, you also set up a new schedule and routine. Maybe many things on your to-do list which were essential now fade into the background. Taking a working vacation in paradise might just show you which things you really should prioritize, and which were not that vital to survival.
Focus on Inner Work
If you can book a hotel or resort designed to bring you calm and focus, it could do wonders for your creativity. Look for places in your destination that cater to your inner peace and happiness. This could be as simple as a quieter hotel beach; a simple village destination where you get to hear yourself think amidst the calm and fresh air. Whatever works for you and allows you to rediscover the joy of finding your inner purpose will bring meaning to your life and work.
The Opportunity to Be Safer and Healthier
Travel has been highly risky over the last year, but the good news is that now you can find places that are even safer for your health than you may be in your own city. These include remote island resorts, faraway holiday destinations, and “workation” spots. The restricted amounts of people travelling and visiting mean that your travel may in fact be easier—less crowded, less people in the hotel lobby. In short, more opportunity to social distance and attend those Zoom conferences undisturbed.
Here’s the thing: after you have discovered the joys and benefits of working remotely, its likely you won’t want to ever go back to your old ways again. Why not suggest to your team members and boss that taking a working holiday in a paradise will safe and beneficial for all?
Barbados is the perfect workation and holiday escape. Contact us today to find out how to make your next travel more meaningful, and a pleasure to plan for.