workcation blog

The last two blog posts were about co-working and Digital Nomads. I would now like to talk a bit about the term ‘Workcation‘.

Definition of Workcation

  • Blend of work and vacation (http://www.wordsense.eu/workcation)
  • A serendipitous and pleasurable business trip. Blend of work and vacation (http://www.yourdictionary.com/workcation)

Trends for Workcation

New technological innovations, like mobile video conferencing, enable knowledge workers to emerge beyond the four walls of their cubicle and enjoy a more flexible work environment, whether that is at home or abroad. (http://www.lifesize.com/video-conferencing-blog/a-surprising-new-phenomenon)

Workations increasingly act as a pillar for company culture at fledgling startups and existing SMBs (http://blog.pgi.com/2014/08/company-workations-latest-work-trends-for-virtual-teams)

Workcations are the “wave of the future” (http://madamenoire.com/542242/workcations)

Benefits of a Workcation

Here are some benefits of a workcation (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/the-future-of-work/the-rise-of-the-workation-vacationers-pack-their-jobs-in-their-suitcase/article13531514/study by Regus 2013)

  • Boosted creativity from the exposure to different cultures as well as stress reduction for employees
  • Increased flexibility that technology offers to travel while continuing to work at their full-time jobs from the road

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