What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. http://holyjoe.org/poet
For a moment, please reflect on these lines by William Henry Davies.
Now imagine a situation where your company allowed an option to work for a fortnight in a carbon-neutral office, against the backdrop of the mountains, near river streams and thriving terrace fields.
Well yes, thats the latest trend for digital nomads.
At the heart of this are startups in the co-living and co-working space that have been launched in stunning new locations in India. With all amenities like WiFi, functional work stations, access to printers, copiers, conference rooms, coffee and snacks; .they ensure zero comprimise on efficiency.
Case in point is #WorkationX in the Himalayas https://goo.gl/5f1WP
Its an opportunity to work side-by-side with like-minded people for a while without the usual known devils of corporate life, without the usual rules of corporate protocol stifling your imagination. You can shred powder like a hero on the slopes, and work it like a boss in a skier-friendly office space.
Also, icing on the cake are events like speaker series, educational sessions, yoga sessions etc.
You are likely to report levels of thriving that approach an average of 6 on a 7-point scale, as per an HBR study titled ‘Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces’
Yes, of course, if you job is that of Front-End Treasury Sales, this will not work for you.
But for the rest, the occasional retreat to co-working spaces can help employees harness the power of community, collaboration, learning, and sustainability.
Indeed, they can be answer to some of life’s most arduous dilemmas:
Should I go, or should I stay? Should I work, or should I play?
What do you think?
Is it a practiclaly implementable idea?