WFN - Working From Nature
WFH or Work From Home has become a new well known acronym in 2020 with Covid-19 leading companies to allow for more remote work. But while home can spare the commute time and fatigue, it is no panacea either. While the workplace is designed for working, homes are not (although we start to see changes). But in the end, isolating oneself eight hours a day behind a screen in a confined environment is nobody's dream. It is certainly not a society’s ideal.
If not at the office, nor at home, then where?
An acquaintance recently shared an article about the many benefits of spending some time in nature, and it got me thinking that nature could actually be a perfect place to work.
People always think of nature as an antonym of work. The place we go to recharge from the exhaustion caused by work. But the two do not have to be separated. What if the many benefits of being surrounded with nature could be brought to work?
There would certainly be some considerations on an actual implementation: from high speed network access to anti-glare screens but nothing that seems too challenging. In the end, more creative, better focused and simply healthier workers would have plenty of benefits for companies too.
We have seen the flourishing of co-working spaces across cities, but what if workspaces could be brought to nature, with open spaces in the wild? As Covid will fade away, companies will have to redefine where is the best place to work, but the choice shouldn’t be limited to the office or the home. Working From Nature, or WFN, should become part of the Working From Anywhere options.