One of the side effects of COVID19’s health crisis is the increase in the number of people working from home.
The question is: how many will be able to do so when the crisis subsides?
The trend shows that the pandemic is a vast experiment in terms of remote working. But will this become the norm in the future? It is now certain that the virus is challenging the way we work, and sometimes in a rather positive way.
How so? Increased productivity, a better work-life balance, a certain quality of life, fulfilment, and so on. Remote working also means more virtual happy hours, virtual coffee breaks to keep in touch and encourage a sense of community.
Now that working from home has become possible for millions of people, it is highly likely that at the end of the COVID-19 crisis, more employers will relax their rules and leave more room for homeworking.
Why not take advantage of this opportunity to relocate for a long weekend, or more, and enjoy a quiet environment surrounded by nature? We offer you an ideal setting and a multilingual environment in order to combine business with fun and pleasure.
Whether you wish to work remotely for a fixed or indefinite period of time, we have a look at the advantages of remote working we’ve put together for you :
- Remote working for a better lifestyle
Employees are less stressed, their environment is more suitable from a professional, family and personal point of view. No more tube-work-sleep-repeat. At least no more metro or other transportation since everything is done where you live for a given period of time.
In addition, remote working allows you to better manage your daily life. Thanks to their flexibility, homeworkers devote more time to their families and their passions. Finally, it also comes to a quiet and stress-free lifestyle. From our end, at VFP, we were able to take advantage of working from Berlin, Paris or London, or to perfect our skiing techniques in our beautiful resort of Verbier, during a lunch break.
- The feeling of freedom
Remote working inspires a real sense of freedom. As long as the work is done, everything runs smoothly. We can sleep more, settle down comfortably, avoid distractions, which allows for greater autonomy and productivity.
Of course, let’s not forget the happiness that comes from the freedom to arrange one’s work schedule and work plan as one pleases.
- No more wasting time with transportation
This is one of the biggest advantages!
No more loss of time, no more crowded transport at peak times and no more traffic jam. Even if the chosen workplace is outside of home, you still have the freedom to choose the location. The time saved varies from 30 minutes to 3 hours, as much time available for sports, for example, whether it’s an e-bike ride, a hike or to play tennis.
- Positive impact on the environment and sustainability
Are you one of the millions of employees who work at home at least part-time? Well, our planet says THANK YOU because you are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions!
Remote work supports a whole range of sustainability initiatives, from economic growth to climate change and responsible consumption. One of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to reduce commuting. And this becomes even more interesting when you consider the many businesspeople who fly from one place to the other for a meeting on the other side of the world.
Finally, let’s not forget that a relaxed, happy employee contributes to the well-being of the planet through ripple effect will have a positive impact on those around her/him!
- A happier and healthier working life
Many studies show that remote and flexible workers tend to be happier and more loyal. Indeed, working from home reduces stress, leaves more time for leisure and interests and improves interpersonal relationships.
This has an impact on health as well: more time for physical activity, opportunity to eat healthier (home-cooking), less exposure to illnesses.
Remote working can give employees the time and environment to make healthy choices. When mind and body are well, the rest follows naturally.
- Unrestricted breaks and naps
The objective is efficiency. If a break is necessary, you really have the choice to take it or not. A 15-minute nap after a meal avoids the 2pm nap attack – good news: This daytime snooze is now possible thanks to remote working.
Taking a break once in a while remains fundamental to remain efficient and concentrated. What could be better than to plan your day so that you can hurtle down a few slopes, get a change of scenery and get back to work with fresh ideas.
- Independence of location
Another great advantage of remote working is the access to a wider range of premises/workplaces not limited to geographical location. The absence of a fixed workplace makes it possible to travel and live like digital nomads while having an interesting career.
When working remotely, you no longer need to live near a large metropolitan area to have a career you love. So why not take the plunge and come and live for a week or several months in the mountains in the peace and quiet of nature? Not only Verbier is easily accessible from Geneva, but it also offers coworking areas if you need them. Of course, the properties for rent are all equipped with high-speed wifi for optimal work performances and efficiency.
- Organisational flexibility
This is a great opportunity to indulge yourself and change your habits sometimes. For example, when the weather is fine, you can go for a bike ride, discover the 7 most beautiful walks in Verbier or go down the ski slopes. Foodies will also appreciate the fact that the restaurants are open all year round.
Having fun is a good way to stay motivated and positive.
On a last note :
Remote working is likely to become the post-Covid19 norm. It’s a great way to use your talents and passions.
Come and join us, work from Verbier where you can combine business with pleasure. Whether it’s in a flat or chalet, in the heart of nature, close to the shops or in a ski-in/ski-out property, we offer a wide range of options. VFP also provides its printers/faxes (and yes, they still exist!) for remote workers and freelancers who need them.
Feel free to contact us, our team is always happy to advise you on what to do and see in Verbier throughout the seasons.