The image of a digital nomad looks romantic and alluring. A free and truly independent person, who works from any corner of the world and has minimum restrictions. The lifting of quarantine measures and the possibility to work remotely opens the way for a new wave of digital nomads. Is there a new wave of traveling workers on the horizon, or is it just an overblown rumor?
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Who are Digital Nomads?
The term “digital nomad” appeared in the 90s but became widely spread only in the past decade. A digital nomad is a person who works or does business remotely. Usually, digital nomads travel a lot and prefer doing work from rental places, co-working spaces, and anywhere with a wi-fi spot in general.
The widespread, fast Internet connection and advanced mobile devices increased the agility of remote workers. However, the quarantine measures and after-pandemic world may change the image of a digital nomad.
Instead of a beach-dwelling worker with a laptop, a modern digital nomad may be a regular worker who pursues a closer connection with the company they work for but prefers a quarantine-friendly environment.
The idea of digital nomadism sounds extremely alluring and beneficial, but it has a lot of challenges to face as well.
Challenges and Difficulties
First of all, the most realistic prognosis for an upcoming wave of digital nomads is that only a minor percentage of workers would shift to digital nomadism. The manual labor and most of the manufacturing positions would remain intact, as well as secretary jobs.
Some companies may offer a hybrid schedule for workers to appear in the office at least once in a while. Besides, only highly competent professionals can afford to be digital nomads. An average manager would not have either possibility or resources to run completely free out of the system.
Becoming a digital nomad requires a great amount of savings of different kinds.
However, even with a prominent position, exemplary business skills, and enough money to travel the world, a digital nomad still has some obstacles to overcome. The absence of a strict working schedule leads to over-working and eventual burning out.
Moreover, being constantly remote may lead to confusion and misunderstandings between employees, employers, and clients. A certain degree of comfortable communication should be sacrificed in the professional and personal fields for a digital nomad. Besides, constant movement and lack of deeper connection may lead to burnout and loneliness.
At the top, there are numerous foreign laws and expensive global health insurance that should be taken care of. In the end, a digital nomad is a thin layer of professionals who already realized themselves in a certain field or young people who are in search of themselves.
It would be shortsighted to think that digital nomads are non-relevant or do not exist for the modern job market. For the mid-2020, the US digital nomad population increased by 50%. Digital nomads are a noticeable part of the job market.
At the same time, the job world would not be overwhelmed by a sudden wave of digital nomads, nor change the working landscape drastically. It will become a more common phenomenon of the modern world with adequate backing from companies.