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Remote work has cemented itself in today’s business environment, but there are some issues regarding whether or not people can effectively work outside of the office. In particular, the idea of a workation has sprung up in that people are working while going on a vacation. This “workation” trend is one that must be examined.
A working vacation is not a new thing, but with the recent surge in remote work, more people than ever before are taking vacations and working remotely at their vacation destination. Maybe someone wants to spend some time on the beach instead of cooped up in their home office. In essence, a workation is like a hybrid mix of a vacation mixed with the workday, and it’s only really possible because of remote work. Notably, however, a workation is a break from the office rather than a break from work, and it does not yield the restfulness that a traditional vacation might bring.
The benefits of a workation are pretty straightforward:
All that said, there are certain drawbacks to workations. For example, there might be delays in communication if people are working remotely while on vacation. A workation can also make things more difficult for scheduling meetings and collaborating.
Allowing for workations is your decision ultimately, but we want to give you some tips for how to make them work for your business. You can apply these same principles to remote work in general, too.
The place of work is irrelevant when it comes to network security. You need to have a plan in place to keep your network safe. Here are some of the recommendations we have in this regard:
What are your thoughts on the workation? Do you think it’s worth a shot, or do you think it’s not worth the effort or risk? Let us know in the comments.