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The Future of remote work

When most companies speak of flexibility within the job – it mostly means you are allowed to plan your check in and checkout times in a flexible way as long as the job gets done. In some cases, it also means you get the opportunity to do home office there and then if your job allows it.

Now let us talk about the new flexible work places. Sir Richard Branson recently introduced a new vacation policy. which most companies would drop their jaw at. He removed the duration tab on holidays – which means if you are the lucky virgin employee you can take holidays whenever you need to as long you get your work done! While Paul James , global brand leader for Starwood’s St. Regis, Luxury Collection and W Hotels emphasized a completely different work-life balance model – a combination of business and leisure. “You take a long vacation with the family, and use that time to do whatever you need to do,” said Paul James “The truth is despite which working styles companies choose to adopt – the nature of work is changing. You can’t just clock off and take two weeks anymore.”

This is just an iceberg of the revolution of work environments bull dozing the future of work. With the rise of the digital era, remote working is without doubt the rising trend as a new lifestyle or rather workstyle. According to intuit, By 2020, over 40% of the US workforce will be in some way freelancing.

Imagine all the beautiful spots in the world you can travel to and work at the same time. With Africa remaining one of the most attractive places to visit not only because of the aura of its people and the nature, but also for the rising tech world within this least explored realm. When Mark Zuckerberg , CEO of Facebook, starts visiting Africa you know there is something there. The future will be built in Africa, Facebook FB -1.15% CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in Nigeria.

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