According to the State of Independence in America report, digital nomads are quickly becoming a mainstay in the workforce with 4.8 million of these workers in the U.S. alone.
The remote approach allows workers from various industries to work from anywhere, as long as they have access to reliable Wi-Fi and a smart device. Research shows that there are numerous benefits to adopting this flexible approach, such as increased diversity, with one-third of digital nomads being female and over half being over the age of 38.
It is clear that this trend is likely here to stay, so how do companies adapt to this shift?
While some senior-level managers prefer a more traditional work environment, more are starting to include flexible work options in order to attract and retain talent. This means digital nomads are able to fit in with a larger variety of companies
Remote workers may be at a disadvantage due to the lack of face-to-face interactions, but tools such as Slack and Zoom make meetings easy and inexpensive.
Digital nomads are largely apart of the creative industry, but in order to expand into other corners of the workforce, companies should design platforms for their specific industry that allows collaboration from anywhere.
Adopting a flexible, remote approach has numerous benefits, as it attracts a younger generation of workers and creates a more creative, collaborative work environment since the worker gets to choose where they work from.