Few companies so far are touring the globe with so-called traveling offices, but they’re about to become the perfect antidote to remote ennui.
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Join Us at Skift Global Forum in NYC September 21-23Rules need to be in place though, as software engineering firm Lazer Technologies is discovering. The Toronto-based company, which acts as a kind of SWAT team to help companies rapidly scale, has been pioneering the concept, with two countries under its belt already. How Did It Get Here? Like many companies, Lazer used to offer a week-long retreat each year before coronavirus struck, opting for large Airbnbs in different destinations. There was a strong office culture too, and it wanted to recreate that in the post-pandemic world. As a result, Lazer now spends one month every quarter in a new location, hiring office space and accommodation, including one week dedicated to vacation time. It's already been to Costa Rica and Uruguay. The traveling office isn't compulsory, but is designed to unite employees in certain hemispheres, for exampl