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Returning to work after a vacation can be tricky. It can translate into moments of greater stress, anxiety, pressure and sometimes some sadness. However, going back to the work routine does not have to be painful. On the contrary, it should be light and peaceful, since the holidays are meant to rest and recharge.
The climate of sun and the existence of beaches combined with a competitive cost of living make Lisbon the city of choice for remote workers and digital nomads. The Portuguese capital occupies the first place on the podium of the best places for an executive nomad to live, reveals a recent report prepared by the international real estate consultancy Savills, the “Savills Executive Nomad Index”.
Despite being still a somewhat discreet concept, co-living – which mixes the sharing of a house but also a workspace (co-working) – begins to seduce some professionals, who are attracted by the idea of living in the heart of a big city without having to to spend a fortune or, on the contrary, by the idea of living in a community far from the big cities and in direct contact with nature.
Between packing, preparing the itinerary, booking accommodation and buying transport or activities tickets, there are a number of tasks to be done before going on vacation. To facilitate the preparation and be able to enjoy your well-deserved rest days, there are some apps that you may want to download to your smartphone and that can prove to be very useful.
Between 25,000 and 50,000 dollars. This is the inherent cost of a bad hire, not to mention the time lost during the hiring process and the momentum the company could have gained had it hired the right person for the job. “The worst mistake business leaders can make is hiring the wrong people,” warns Robert Walters, a human resources expert.
More and more professionals are required to be able to respond quickly and almost simultaneously to various requests. All this while they are connected with the world, through their email and cell phone, during most of the day. Between the inbox filling up, cell phone notifications ringing and deadlines to meet, losing focus and seeing productivity levels fluctuating is very easy.
While some companies are channeling their efforts to improve old offices, adapting them to new work dynamics and making them attractive enough for people to want to work from there, leaving their homes or 'work from anywhere', there are organisations that are one step ahead. This is the case with Salesforce, which, following a remote work logic, is committed to building a centre focused on well-being, mental health and social interaction among team members. Although located in California, Trailblazer Ranch will also be able to receive Portuguese employees. By the end of the year, the tech's wellness retreat should be used by around 10,000 employees.