Wexford Chapter of Grow Remote Community

Are you working in County Wexford, Ireland as a remote worker? We are setting up a chapter here of grow remote. Do you sometimes wish to meet up and chat to others working the same way? Do you like to hear about tools, techniques and tips for this way of working. Or just have a bit of banter with a community with remote working as the common denominator. Jump in, read a bit here about what grow remote is as an organisation and then contact us for more!

Working remotely

The County Wexford branch is hosted on the ChangeX platform and it is really lonely at the moment with just me as a member. Jump to the site and join. It costs nothing, you can bail at any time. But being in at the start is exciting. So come along and be in at the start of our new community here in Wexford .

Remote working

We have read a great deal about this and a recent survey indicates that over 140k people define their work as remote. This seems very large in and Irish context. Further work will be done on this to establish the validity and types of work. A great organisation growremote is working on this with government bodies and are to be commended.

There are some worries on this front too however. Many individuals find that working remote is a bit lonely. They seem to miss the interaction with colleagues and the plain old banter of the world of work. This is helped by joining in and using coworking places. Thankfully these are spreading all over the place. It is critical that employers help support these for the well being  of their team members and also for their own sucess .

As usual the idea of remote working is turning into a blend of working at home, working in coworking centres and other facilities and attendance at the central place of work. (If one actually exists!)

The opportunities in this area are growing and changing by leaps and bounds. Increasingly it is being found that open offices, multitudes of meetings, and micromanagement are actually reducing  productivity. Present day remote workers are a bit like evangalists and are making new ground. Turst is the key to future success in this area.

Changes in management skills and also in employee skills will be needed to make sure that remote workers are managed well and feel a productive and valuable part of an organisation. That is a two way street. Thankfully there are more and more people reporting about their direct experiences and the good and bad apples in the barrell.

The future of work in the workplace seems to be moving. There will be more automation of routine works. Some evidence based decision making will change too as computers will be able to consider more variables than us poor human brains. We see this in reports of improved early diagnosis of skin cancers by machines rather than by Doctors.   So work will change at the basic end and at the high end. ( in terms of perceived value rewarded per hour)

New skills will be needed and we will all need to adapt. But that is what we are good at. So no fears, onwards!

 

Reaching Rural and living the dream life

We call it reaching your rural dream life. That is the dream you had to leave the big smoke, the city and get back to where life is easier. To reach your dream of living your rural dream life. All your life you felt this pull, this call of the country. A dream to have a nice house, a bit of space, and a friendly community where you get to know your neighbours.

With the success of remote working your rural dream life is more attainable than ever before. You can do it, you can reach for your rural dream. So get the remote work, then look at communities that you would like to live in. Find one with like minded people, be that outdoor living, educational facilities nearby, specialty drama or theater and so on. Do go there and take a house for a week or more. Check it out, bring your friends and family, see what they think.

Look at the prices, don’t spend too much but try to be sensible. Remember you are building your rural dream life and need to allow for other expenses in that dream. Then check out health care, education opportunities, commuting, activities, clubs and societies in the area. Find a realtor. Do your research!

The future is bright, we can also help you with your choices. If you are a futurist tier member of our Patreon site then we offer you a considered view of the options. we can give you a second opinion about large life style changes. This is removed from you, somewhat impersonal but more objective as a result. We look at the pros and cons and talk you through your plans. Often you find out so much more about your choices and how you can make them work to match your dreams.

So go ahead and complete the form. If you have an annual Patreon membership with us, we will get back to you and go through the choices you are making and why and offer you our opinion on them! Change is great but second opinions can help!