Airbnb, one of the largest proponents of remote work, is recommending policy changes that could help governments usher in flexible work arrangements.
The company released a white paper that provides guidance into how lawmakers can utilize remote work to their community’s advantage.
“We don’t want to come in acting like we have the answers at this point,” said Nathan Blecharczyk, cofounder and chief strategist at Airbnb.
“No one’s an expert and we want to be humble about our role, but I do think we’re well suited to be the platform for information-sharing across the world since we have such a large footprint.”
The white paper suggests that cities and countries use specific programming to entice remote workers to their area, such as through visas, remote work incentives and highlighting the local economy.
Outlining a remote work visa program makes it easier for these professionals to find regions that support their lifestyle, while giving government leaders an idea of how welcoming remote workers can benefit their economy.
Currently, Airbnb has teamed up with 20 destinations to create remote work hubs that provide information about tax policies, entry requirements and more.