In the next blog mini series, we will focus on one of the most relevant topics in the field of work in 2020 – remote work. We have all heard of it, some have even experienced it. In any case, the recent literature created on this topic shows that remote work is becoming a new norm, a new reality.
But what does remote work really mean? What does remote working look like? What are the pros and cons? What do we need to pay special attention to? The answers to these and many more questions, will be answered in the upcoming blogs. Enjoy!
But for now, let’s start at the beginning.
Working remotely means, doing the same amount of work done, as one would do in the office, except he or she is not actually sitting in the office space while working. He or she can decide by him/her self, where they want to be while working , choosing a location that best describes their lifestyle and the desires they have. For some, of course, this can also mean working from the office, but let’s focus on remote.
Remoteworking does not necessarily mean working from home. An individual can decide for themself where is the place where one is most productive. Of course, this can be a home office, but it can also be work on the go or from a local coffee shop. Some cities are also familiar with the concept of coworking spaces, which are not limited to employees of an individual company.
What is coworking?
Coworking is when people gather in a neutral space to work independently on different projects or in groups on the same projects. It usually differs from a normal office workspace in that people in a coworking environment do not, in principle, work for the same company. The coworking spaces offer the same comfort as you would find in a traditional office, along with a number of upgrades. The main difference is flexibility, as you do not have to sign a long-term lease in the coworking space.
Any space like this needs basics like WiFi, printers, usually some private conference rooms. Some also have tea, coffee and snacks. Some have resources one would need to start working on something new, digital resources, as well as coaches and counselors. In coworking spaces, we can also find 3D printers and other technology that you may not always have access to.
By definition of Wikipedia:
We also have such workspaces in Slovenia, and for the most curious ones, here is a list.