Has the workplace become less capital centric?
“I was a remote work guinea pig for a Company in the UK some 6 years ago — we had some initial teething issues as you would expect, creating a remote-first culture, oftentimes I was the sole person on a laptop in the corner of a meeting in the office. However, we soon sussed this out. I’ve never looked back, I still work remotely from my home office in Gran Canaria. I love my commute to work (or non-commute — they say the best commute is no commute) — I simply log into the Wurkr office in the morning, start my day and log off at the end, which gives me the defined start and end of the day. Working remotely has allowed me to be present with my family, go to the gym in the afternoon, go to the shops when they are quiet as well as experience the best that Gran Canaria has to offer.”
The current pandemic has brought many building plans to a halt! 2020 was supposed to be an important year for office construction but some City projects are now likely to be scrapped due to COVID-19 related economic downfalls. This could lead to other big names following in the Lloyd’s of London’s steps. The world’s biggest insurance market is planning on taking their underwriting room virtual following the temporary closure of their Square Mile space in March. As companies expect less of their workforce returning to traditional office life, perhaps the possibility of working remotely in Gran Canaria, like Matthew, or from anywhere else, will lessen the immense pressure being put on our capitals.
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