Why remote working is the future of work?

“I’m a digital nomad!” is a sentence that we can hear more and more often these days. More than a trend, it’s really a lifestyle that is going to change forever the way we used to work. So why is remote working the future of work?

First, the technology needed for remote working is now here. We have laptops, the Internet, collaboration tools… Thus, as soon as we have a computer and an internet connection, we can now work as a web developer, writer, translator…, any job that can be done remotely. And millennials have understood that and it was not very long before this generation who wants more freedom and flexibility took advantage of it.

Moreover, mentalities are changing and many companies now offer remote working possibilities for their employees. They have understood that it can be better for their bottom-line by boosting their employees’ performance, creativity and general well-being. Companies have also understood that it is a necessity for them to offer remote working possibilities if they want to attract and keep millennials and if they want to keep innovating.

From the company perspective, another benefit of remote working is the possibility to hire globally. Indeed, in the past, companies were hiring locally and, thus, were only able to hire the best people in their area or country. Some even offered relocation compensations. On the contrary, with remote working, companies now have the possibility to hire globally and, thus, to hire the best people in the world (and not only in their area) and they are able to offer them the freedom and flexibility they are expecting.

From the remote worker point of view, remote working allows more freedom, the possibility of being its own boss, to choose when and where to work and to choose on which project to work. Moreover, it enables digital nomads to travel while working. Indeed, why would one always stay at the same place if one could work from anywhere? Discovering the world while working is now a dream that is becoming the reality. And this also benefits companies. Indeed, innovation comes from mixing people with different cultures and backgrounds, from meeting new people and traveling the world enables just that.

Thus, we can see that remote working is here to stay because it has many advantages for both companies and remote workers. But all this also comes with more responsibility for digital nomads, a necessity to research new jobs and a necessity to keep learning in order to stay-up-to-date with the most in-demand skills. Thus, the most important for digital nomads is to find a community of like-minded people to talk to and on which they can count when they are traveling the world: and this is exactly why Gigers is out there (https://www.gigers.io/).

Gigers is now live!

After weeks of development and preparation, we are very proud to launch Gigers! You can join us at https://www.gigers.io/! We hope you’ll love it and you’ll enjoy our free social community of worldwide remote workers and digital nomads!

Our goal is to enable you to work from anywhere and to connect with like-minded digital nomads everywhere in the world. We’ll help you find remote jobs and grow your remote activity by giving you some tips and access to our global community. Our hope is that these connections will help you develop your activity and grow in your personal life by finding new friends, new partners and new clients.

We also strongly believe in life-long learning, that is why we will always help you keep up-to-date with the latest most-in-demand skills. In today’s world, we cannot emphasize more the importance of being curious and of developing new skills beyond your comfort zone: it will help you innovate and grow your business by finding new solutions to the problems you are facing.

Finally, our core value is based on sharing, that is why our community is free and we encourage you to help each other in your journeys as remote workers.

We have a lot of ideas for developing our community in the future and we already have a lot in store for you! So, stay tuned for future announcements of new features! We are very happy to have you as early adopters and would like to thank you for that!

Go Gigers!