Work And Play: 5 Things To Consider When Planning A Workation

Whether it's cosy comfort or the relaxed beachy vibe, a change of scenery is always good. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning a work vacation
Workation can be fun
Workation can be funDeposit photos

With a spike in workations ever since the pandemic, people have been making meticulous plans for such work plus vacation scenarios. This blend word, workation, is the act of working remotely from a new place that isn't your home city and also exploring the place in your spare time. This practice of enjoying a semblance of vacation time while also working simultaneously has picked up after the pandemic, when a lot of working individuals chose to explore nearby places.

There are certain things to keep in mind while you plan a vacation without taking leave from your work. A workation can range from a couple of weeks to a month depending on the place and your schedule. Whether it's the cosy comfort of the hills you're dreaming of or the relaxed vibe of a beach town, here are some of the things to consider before you take that workation.

Stable Internet

Make sure your internet connection
Make sure your internet connectionDeposit photos

Having a secure and stable internet connection is a must. Make sure your internet connection is strong so you can work without hitting any snags. Book accommodations that have advertised Wi-Fi, and make sure your smartphone has a backup connection in case the Wi-Fi decides to leave you high and dry.

Be Transparent With Your Colleagues

If your team knows where you are working from, they can be a big support in case of emergencies. It's advisable to tell your colleagues your whereabouts so they can also cover for you if need be. In the event of something serious happening, your team will be equipped to handle the situation if they know where you are and also accommodate your needs in case of differences in time zones.

Workspace Requirements

Having a dedicated workspace wherever you are travelling makes your days easier. There will be hours of you having to stay inside a room, so make sure there is a corner that you can set up with your work things and where you can sit and work in peace. Read reviews about internet connectivity in the place you will be staying at and do your research about the kind of rooms in the properties.

Set up your own workspace
Set up your own

Plan Ahead

If you want to have a hassle-free workation, then planning ahead is of the essence. Organise your tasks and have a plan in place for the unexpected. When you are travelling, anything can happen, so it's best to be prepared for the unplanned happenings.

Group Workation

If you are travelling with a group of friends or your family for your workation, you have to thoroughly go through your schedule. Communicate clearly so that unnecessary conflicts can be avoided. If your group wants to go on out and explore the city or nearby places, but you have to work that day, make arrangements beforehand on how you are going to manage that. Set clear goals for yourself and what you plan to achieve in terms of work during your workation, then plan your day accordingly and communicate to your group.

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