Prior to the pandemic, the workflow was quite different to what it is now in the post-pandemic world. Think about it: In the conventional work atmosphere, we were likely to follow a Monday to Friday (and 9 to 5) schedule. Much like robots, employees were constricted to follow the pattern no matter what. And when they needed some relaxation, they would take some days off and set off for a vacation.
Apparently, going on vacations after exhausting work schedules seemed to be a lot of fun, didn’t it? After all, you were out there in the wilderness of mother nature after an exhausting busy work schedule, free from life’s stress and worries.
But now, things have changed. Drastically. Today, work and happiness or joy are not different things. They are interrelated. This means that you can have fun while you are at work. Even LinkedIn, the highly-rated platform for all professionals – has a laughing emoji. What does that mean, you might be wondering? Well, it indicates that you can be at work and have fun – both at the same time.
Thanks to the pandemic (no pun intended!), having fun while working is the new normal today. Where did it all begin, and where is it headed? Let’s have a closer look at the nature of Workcation and see what the future holds for us.
Read on as we walk you through the new normal known as Workcation:
What Is Workcation?
Workcation is a new term coined during the COVID-19 pandemic. What this means is simple: You can have fun and be at work simultaneously. It is totally possible. But how? Well, given the COVID lockdowns, you are limited to your work. You can set up a home-based office to work remotely. But the problem is sitting around and staring at your desktop for eight consecutive hours is exhausting. To say the least, it is boring. And when you are burned out and exhausted, you cannot be productive in your work. Thus, you will be doing no good to your company and yourself.
So, what do you do? You change the atmosphere. All you need to have is your desktop and a stable internet connection to operate remotely. So, you set off in the countryside wilderness or at the beach doing your office work. Not only will you have peace of mind there. But you will also double up your productivity.
Why Workcation Is Important?
Obviously, working with peace of mind and tranquility are the hallmarks of excelling in your job. Thus, there is no other way that is better than workcation. You can be at peace and work remotely with tranquility.
Above all, workcation can also be handy in overcoming the post-trauma of the pandemic. That is why we feel that workcation was not only a need during the pandemic. Instead, the need continues after the pandemic. So, more employees are encouraged to step forward and take workcation to a whole new level – for good.