The drive motor for self-employment
When I started my own business seven years ago, one of my reasons, my drive motor, so to speak, was exactly what Marcus Albers with his book "Meconomy: How we will live and work in the future - and why we must reinvent ourselves now" as ideal Proposed form of work: Free and unlimited work, regardless of place and time, wherever you feel like it and you like it.
What does ideal work look like?
It is also thanks to Markus Albers that thanks to his book “Tomorrow I'll come in later: For more freedom in permanent employment”Is already being discussed as a success model for permanent employees. Precisely because this type of self-determination increases productivity and creativity. Albers writes on the website of “Meconomy”:
“I would be traveling from anywhere in the world Article research and develop concepts. Would advise publishers and agencies or give lectures when I was back in Germany. And if I feel wanderlust for a few months, I would simply write the next book. In Bali, in Buenos Aires, Bangkok - or Born am Darß. I saw a life ahead of me that I had always dreamed of: independent, cosmopolitan, comfortable. ”
New idea or old hat?
However, Markus Albers is not the first and not the only one who came up with this idea: Working on creativity-promoting dream places has long since found its way into Germany and other countries. There are already companies in the United States whose recipe for success is to give their companies maximum freedom in the design of their place of work and their working hours - something that we are still far from in Germany.
Just yesterday I discovered this interesting article about the Überbüro on Karrierebibel.de. In it, Lukas Pustina shows the advantages of free job choice and describes how this can function organisationally. He has even dedicated a whole blog to this topic - by the way, one that I find very clear and readable.
4 tips for working freely worldwide
An up-to-the-minute topic. Reason enough to give you a few impressions of how this all-over work can look - in the picture. And I have a few comments to the respective Arbetisplatz then also.
1. room with view
My absolute favorite workplace is that of the artist Stefano Benassi in Montalcino, Tuscany: A desk in a romantic setting with a direct view of the absolutely incredible landscape around Montalcino. But independent of the weather conditions, because in a closed space. The only drawback: The computer is a pretty old carrot ... 2
2. Middle Ages meets Apple
Once again Tuscany, this time Siena: On the steps of the Palazzo Piccolomini in Via Banchi di Sotto is a meeting place - even for the users of Apple notebooks. Middle Ages meets Apple so to speak. And particularly exciting for me, because before 12 years ago, when I was studying in Italy, hardly anybody had a computer there ...
3. With the netbook by the sea
My personal dream has always been to sit by the ocean with the netbook, because the sound of the sea and the air make me somehow very creative. However, the thing has a huge hook: Airborne sand. And you'll soon have it everywhere: in the eyebrows, between the teeth - and in the netbook. Unfavorable…
4. In between times to the Rhine
Finally, a picture that I once borrowed from Lukas Pustina, given his consent, because it fits so well in this series: Working in between on the Rhine. Admittedly, in this sitting position I could not last three minutes, let alone work productively ...
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