Teleworking across the globe: Why remote work may be the best option for you
Bowling Green, KY (July 6, 2021) - Over the past decade, the concept of remote work seemed unfamiliar and ineffective to most of the world. Employees were used to getting ready for work, commuting, and working the traditional 9 to 5 hours. Then in March of 2020, everything changed with the outbreak of the coronavirus. The pandemic forced the majority of organizations across the world to send their employees home…to work. Fast forward to today, and the idea of “working-from-anywhere” does not seem so foreign and could actually be beneficial to many organizations and employees.
Nestpick, a global online platform for on-demand housing, did a study to determine the best places for teleworkers across the world to live. It is an important label because it promotes better digital connectivity among organizations, demonstrates how effective teleworking can actually be, and can be a selling point for many cities and towns.
This study was conducted by researchers who selected 75 major global cities often cited as “most livable destinations” and analyzed them according to three broad categories: Costs/Infrastructure, Legislation/Freedoms, and Livability. They then combined all of the scores to rank the cities from best to worst for remote work conditions.
The following cities ranked in the top five:
- Melbourne, Australia
- Dubai, UAE
- Sydney, Australia
- Tallinn, Estonia
- London, United Kingdom
Melbourne takes the top spot as the most attractive location for digital nomads looking for a new home. This matters because as the trend of teleworking grows, more people will continue relocating to new places until they find the perfect city for them. Now, they no longer need to search, Nestpick has already done the research for them.
This study shows why it is more paramount than ever that corporations and businesses of all sizes and locations implement work-from-anywhere policies. It not only helps improve these organizations and employees financially, but also mentally.
“For so many reasons, the majority of the world’s workforce has always followed wherever the job takes them. Sometimes this means packing and uprooting an entire family to move across the nation to a place no one even wants to live just because it is the only way to advance in a career or keep employment,” said Jessica Golson, Facilitator, Digital Works. “For once, we are seeing the opposite happen, and it is a beautiful thing. Wouldn’t it be nice to finally be able to move to where you want to go and have the job come with you? Have your cake and eat it too? Well look outside, the world is changing and dreams really can come true.”
Digital Works, a one-of-a-kind job creation program developed by Connected Nation, has contributed to the promotion of the telework industry by helping military spouses, veterans, and others find and keep remote jobs. Connected Nation believes it is important for people to have the opportunity to pursue a professional career no matter where they live—and that belief is demonstrated through this program.
“Digital Works is paving the road less traveled, a road more and more are looking to traverse in the coming months and years. With our program, we find people where they are, train them to work from where they live, and help them find jobs that move with them where they decide to go,” said Tammy Spring, Operations Manager, Digital Works. “The versatility in remote work is endless, as are the possibilities, and we are itching to help you find your new career, free of the restriction of proximity to an office space, and open to the opportunity to follow wherever the road takes you.”
To learn more about the Nestpick study or the Digital Works program, click on the links below.
EXTRA: If you are a remote employer or employee looking for more information on teleworking, then check out this article from Toptal. Read here - An Effective ROI Framework for Developing a Work-from-anywhere Policy