Fixed address no longer - rise of the digital nomad
This has also led to a greater demand for a more flexible work-life, as global citizens are now craving the social and workplace freedoms and opportunities that come from connecting with the world.
Digital platforms and apps have made it possible for people to live a nomadic lifestyle; that is, being location independent, whilst still earning a living. According to founder and CEO of CloudPeeps, Kate Kendall, digital nomads are expected to make up 40% of the total workforce by 2020.
This move towards more flexible and remote work has meant people can take advantage of global marketplaces, creating incremental income streams and fueling the gig economy. Additionally, they can make use of the different time zones, lifestyles and cultures, without many of the communication barriers that once existed. A concept, that only a few decades ago wouldn’t have been possible.
Being part of a physical community is still an important aspect of life. Yet we are slowly changing from a world where we’re defined by our commonalities of place, to one defined by commonalities of work, goals and interests.