The drive motor for self-employment
When I first became self-employed seven years ago, one of my reasons, my driving engine, so to speak, was exactly what Marcus Albers described as ideal with his book "Meconomy: How we will live and work in the future - and why we need to reinvent ourselves now" Work form propagates: The free and unlimited work, regardless of place and time, where you just feel like 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 Back Later: For More Freedom in Permanent Employment""Is already discussed as a model of success for permanent employees. Precisely because this kind of self-determination increases productivity and creativity. Albers writes on the website of "Meconomy":
"I would research articles and develop concepts on the way from anywhere in the world. If I was back in Germany, would advise publishers and agencies or give lectures. And if I should feel a long-term pain for a few months, I would simply write the next book. On Bali, in Buenos Aires, Bangkok - or Born on Darß. I saw a life in front 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: work on creativity-enhancing dream sites in Germany and other countries has long since taken hold. In the US, there are already companies whose successful concept is theirs Company to leave the maximum freedom in the design of their place of work and their working time - 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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