“You’re lucky, you work in the sun you!” “Exiled in the south of France or in the Overseas Territories, you must have heard this sentence from your colleagues. Yes the sun is shining, the grass is green and the view breathtaking, but telecommuting outside the city has its share of disadvantages as well as advantages.
To escape the loneliness of your studio and the feeling of being cut off from the world, you have taken refuge with family or friends who have more space. A good idea, but be careful, you are not in control of your time. And you spend more time with your laptop on meetings, projects to complete, emails to consult than enjoying your loved ones. And even if getting up at 4 a.m. in Guadeloupe to attend the 9 a.m. meeting in Paris is a habit to take: concentration can be strained when the family or your children have had a hard time understanding that teleworking in Paris. sun does not mean being available all the time. To this can be added logistical constraints such as a less efficient Internet connection which makes your videoconferences less pleasant.
Working at your vacation spot is an opportunity to find a balance between work and leisure. But you have to learn to find moments of pause to properly manage your professional requirements and take advantage of a brighter, more spacious environment and of an entourage present, especially in this health crisis linked to the Covid-19 epidemic. Without overdoing it and harboring frustrations, because you fear that your colleagues will think that you are taking it easy.
In the countryside, by the sea … Teleworking outside the city, is it so heavenly? Are you disillusioned? Is your concentration disturbed or on the contrary are you more productive than ever? Do you have time to enjoy your loved ones and your more pleasant work environment or are you frustrated? Have you found the right balance? You can testify by filling out the form below. Thank you in advance.