Mobile working

Make the most of your time

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Timing is everything! Well, maybe not exactly everything, but: Clever time management makes life easier. Throughout our workday, established routines and processes help us being more efficient with our use of time at the expense of flexibility. Mobile working turns this upside down. The moment we leave our usual working environment and shift into mobile work, we realize: We need to learn how to use free time slots more effectively in order to increase personal productivity.   

Working at the airport – using the atmosphere of departure

There are few places as exciting as airports. Another plus: airports oftentimes offer free WIFI for visitors. Make use of this special atmosphere to collect some background information about your travel destination! The Local Stories guide by Mercure Hotels offers insights and insider tips for your travels. At the airport, you can also organize your trip – use the online check-in for your hotel, for example.

This is also the perfect moment for checking whether you have your charging cable safely stashed in your hand luggage or not – you don’t want your laptop to upset your work plans. Also: If you don’t have the proper charging adapter for your travel destination, now may be the best time to buy one. That way, you won’t have to spend time on it after you’ve arrived. There are few places as exciting as airports. Another plus: airports oftentimes offer free WIFI for visitors. Make use of this special atmosphere to collect some background information about your travel destination! The Local Stories guide by Mercure Hotels offers insights and insider tips for your travels. At the airport, you can also organize your trip – use the online check-in for your hotel , for example. This is also the perfect moment for checking whether you have your charging cable safely stashed in your hand luggage or not – you don’t want your laptop to upset your work plans. Also: If you don’t have the proper charging adapter for your travel destination, now may be the best time to buy one. That way, you won’t have to spend time on it after you’ve arrived.

Travel time is work time – working on the airplane and the train

A stich in time saves nine: You might as well get some work done before you reach your destination. This also applies to your travel time: nowadays, more and more airplane and railway companies provide public WIFI hotspots for their passengers. This allows you to stay connected while you work. However, you should download larger files in advance since traffic is capped most of the time.

Additionally, you should be prepared for connectivity issues even though the connection quality is satisfactory at most times. That is why you should have offline versions of your work files at hand. This also applies for e-mail messaging: Should you not be connected to the internet, writing e-mails in your word processing software allows you to send them later when you have access to the internet again.

Unconventional travelling – working in the car

Travelling by train does not suit your taste, but you still want to use your travel time for working? Even though it is less common than mobile working in the airplane or in the train, you can still work in a car. Use longer commuting routes within a cab to finish some items on your to-do list. You can also go further: just try using Uber if the service is available at your destination. While you cannot use Uber in Europe, you can still use ridesharing. Services like BlaBlaCar help you find people who wish to travel to the same location as you do. This means that you can reach your destination by car – and work at the same time.

Mobile working – The world is your office

You see: mobile working knows no boundaries nowadays. Using your organizational skills, you will find time to work during transit and this allows you to free up time for your leisure activities . What are you waiting for? Make the best out of your time – and the world becomes your office.
published_by Magali on 28/06/2018 photo_creditanyaberkut

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