The weather is beautiful, and sitting in the office all day can seem like torture. Why not take a little break to recharge your batteries? Here are some remote work vacation tips, from choosing your destination to handling the work when you get back to the office.
Step 1: can you take a remote work vacation?
OK, first thing you need to do is figure out if it’s even possible to have a holiday like this in your company. If you don’t work at any of these companies, try these strategies to convince your boss to hop on the remote work train.
Step 2: choose where to go
What’s the point of having a remote work vacation if you don’t want to go to you destination? Nomad List has a very detailed database of top locations for remote offices. And, here are some important details to consider when choosing your holiday office.
Step 3: how to get there
If you’re not a seasoned traveler, it’s no problem. There are people out there that dedicate their lives to taking trips, and they love to share advice online. Here are tips for buying a cheap ticket, and here are tips for making the most of your flight.
Step 4: have the right gear for work
Of course, you can’t haul your company PC with you on this trip. Here are some recommended tools for workers on-the-go. And, make sure your computer has OPTiM Cafe ready to go so you can screen share with your co-workers!
Step 5: have the right gear for play
Even if you’re keeping up with work during this vacation, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun outside the 9-to-5 (or whatever that translates to in your timezone!). Here are some things that can make everything go more smoothly.
Step 6: follow good remote work habits
So you’re at your vacation spot and ready to put in some work hours. But, working on vacation is not the same as working in the office. Follow these strategies to make sure you’re working effectively.
Step 7: getting back to the grind
The fun has to end sometime. It can be hard to attend to everything, so here are some tips to get yourself in the right mindset.
And now that you’ve had a successful remote work vacation, Step 8: getting to do it all over again is pretty easy! It shouldn’t be so hard to convince your boss to let you on another vacation when your first one was so productive, right?