I love the expression “nomad workers”, it conjures up images of Peter O’Toole or Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia, but however prosaic the images we have of them, their numbers are increasing. From the traditional sales rep on the road to virtual workers, e-workers (where so these expressions come from?) and freelancers, we’re no longer just restricted to our offices. Work is flexible and we can take it wherever we like. We can work in the coffee shop next door or the other side of the country, on a train or even on holiday (yes, I’m guilty of that).
But working on the move is not always glamorous and can sometimes be full of pitfalls if you don’t prepare things properly. So plan ahead.
1. Whatever you think, you will work less when you’re on the move. There will be distractions and interruptions on trains (even in first class). Have you never looked aimlessly out of a window? And getting on, getting off and settling down takes time. It all eats into your work time. (more…)