Work from home, anywhere in the world!
As offices around the world are reopening after lockdown more and more companies are championing flexible and remote working policies. Certainly in the UK, the past few months have proved that working remotely is no longer a euphemism for a hangover or expending more effort watching Netflix boxsets than actually working.
Indeed tech giant Facebook is ‘aggressively opening up remote hiring’, predicting that 50% of its workforce will work away from their offices in the next 5 to 10 years, whereas Twitter has said that staff can work from home forever if they choose to. However, it’s not just tech companies who are abandoning presenteeism. Fund manager Schroders and accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers are allowing the majority of their workforce to work remotely after the pandemic in a major shift from decades of City culture.
Redefining the way we live and work
To capitalise on this new norm and continue their fightback against Covid-19, our investment partner Selina, has unveiled two new products that will change the WFH dynamic even further. Aimed at shifting over 50% of their global rooms to a subscription model ‘Selina Nomad Passport’ and ‘Selina CoLive’ allows workers to move and work freely amongst Selina properties for one set monthly or yearly fee, inclusive of accommodations, co-working spaces, daily wellness activities, weekly laundry, and discounts for food / beverages, surf,and retail.
Selina CoLive is geared to much longer stays for Digital Nomads, Young Professionals (Millennials / Generation Z) and Remote Workers. Think of it as switching rent, to remote working around the world where guests settle into a place for a while, become a local and genuinely experience the culture.
Aimed predominantly at backpackers, the Nomad Passport is a flexible pass that allows customers to bulk-buy discounted stays used within a set period of time. Customers choose an accommodation type, and travel to any Selina in the region they choose, with only a three night minimum restriction.
This means that working from home no longer means sitting at the kitchen table or in a converted box room facing a blank wall. When you make Selina your home, you can work from home anywhere in the world. Who wouldn’t rather do 9 to 5 by the beach in Tulum in Mexico, or in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica, or in Guatemala, Portugal, Brazil, Israel, Bolivia or Greece. Why not stay for 3 months and then move cities, countries or even continents.
One thing’s for sure, 6 months ago working from home was a lusted after perk. Now it’s mainstream, taken for granted, and very possible to be productive almost anywhere in the world. It’s just up to you decide where on the globe home is.