New Way of Working

“Car Office” – a new trend among stressed remote workers? 

A large proportion of office workers can imagine working from anywhere, even after the pandemic. Examples: With ocean-views on an island in the Mediterranean, in a snowy cabin in the mountains, in the car... An article recommendation by //next author Markus Sekulla.  

 

Remote office trends such as digital nomadism have actually long since ceased to be a trend, but no major developments were observed in Germany between 2010 and 2019. But this – as so many other things – has changed fundamentally in 2020.

A large proportion of office workers can imagine working from anywhere, even after the pandemic. Examples: With ocean-views on an island in the Mediterranean, in a snowy cabin in the mountains, in the car, in the... wait, one step back – in the car!? 

So far, I've only known working from the car from freeway service stations. Quickly taking the exit because there's another website emergency and things have to be changed quickly. I bet there are some readers here who are familiar with this situation. But it's cramped, somehow the steering wheel is always in the way and the poor internet connection via the phone hotspot usually doesn't help with fixing the emergency quickly either. But working from the car could become a trend... at least that's what some media have been reporting in recent weeks. 

Escaping from home?

Apparently, the most common use case is escaping from one's own (too crowded) home to finally enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet. To this, in turn, I can relate. Some smart startups have already embraced the trend and are producing office furniture to fit the limited space in the car. However, I doubt whether the glove compartment printer will go into series production, but the trend is certainly worth a link tip: