In a recent article in The Conversation, researcher and anthropologist Dave Cook talks about the sharp increase in the concept of the “digital nomad” amid the disruption of travel due to the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Cooke says that before Covid-19, office workers were geographically tethered to their offices, and only the “lucky few” or business travellers ho could take their work with them and travel while working. No, he says, that has all changed. “Since the start of the pandemic, many digital nomads had to work in a single location, and office workers have become remote workers – giving them a glimpse of the digital nomad lifestyle.”
While there are new challenges to be addressed as this new way of working grows in popularity, Cook’s view is that the concept is here to stay.