The concept of people travelling and conducting business in different countries has been going on for literally hundreds (or probably thousands) of years.
While the concept is obviously nothing new, more and more people are deciding to work remotely and conduct their business or do their job entirely online. This new wave of “location independent” workers move as and when they please, to anywhere and everywhere in the world – from Toronto to Thailand.
Regardless of if you’re a traditional business traveller or one of the new location independent “digital nomads” you’ll have certainly come across the biggest problem many people face when travelling for work – productivity.
Staying productive and getting stuff done when you’re in a new and exciting place full of new potential experiences (a.k.a distractions) can be a little difficult at first. However, here are 2 tips that we strongly recommend you take into consideration – they’re rocket fuel for boosting productivity.
Go To A Coworking Space
If you have an office waiting for you when you arrive provided by your company (or the company you are visiting) then this point doesn’t really apply to you. However, for everyone else, going to a coworking space is perhaps the single biggest productivity booster (especially for prolonged trips).
Coworking spaces are essentially shared offices that you can rent by the day, week, or month for when you need to work away from home. Most coworking spaces have a “hot desk” setup, which means you come in at any time, grab a desk wherever you want, and work in a room full of other people. If you need to take calls, then there are often dedicated quiet and private booths and meeting rooms that can be used as and when you need them.
If you’re working between different time zones, then you’ll have to try and find a coworking space that has 24 hour access. Luckily this is not a difficult task, most coworking spaces understand that they are catering to a global audience who won’t be doing the standard 9 to 5.
The benefits of coworking are numerous. You’ll forgive us for not pointing out why things like being in a quiet place without distractions, and working somewhere with good internet and standard office facilities is beneficial. However, there is one huge advantage to working in a co-working space that you might not initially expect…Your fellow co-workers.
Mingle With Other Business Travellers / Remote Workers
When you’re in a coworking space, you’re surrounded by people from all over the world who are in exactly the same boat as you. They’re often travelling alone or as a couple, and they too want to enjoy the experiences of the new location you’re both in - but they also usually want to ensure that their work doesn’t suffer as a result of this.
Coworking spaces put you in the perfect situation to meet other travellers who are in “work mode” instead of being on vacation. Being around people who are inviting you to join them on awesome experiences (when you need to be working) can sometimes be a little too tempting – and your productivity suffers.
However, if you visit coworking spaces – this is unlikely to happen.
You’ll still get invited to places, and you’ll still meet a whole bunch of awesome and interesting people – but you’ll just be doing it on the evenings and weekends instead.
Toronto is quickly becoming well known for both the quality and quantity of coworking spaces that are within the city. This means that whichever of our hotels you visit – you’re never going to be far away from “the office”.
Choose a Hotel with Complimentary Internet and Working Spaces
Choosing a hotel such as Monte Carlo Inns ensures you can stay productive at all times during your travels. Amenities such as complimentary High Speed Internet and Business Centres will give you the tools you need to stay on top of your emails and meetings. Having the option to rent a boardroom or use our on site restaurants for business meetings also ensures productivity and smooth meetings with clients. To find out more about our business amenities and meeting spaces, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 1-800-363-6400.