Delegaters abroad

13. februar 2024

At Delegate, we're not talking about the ability to work from home but about working from anywhere. We call it #Workfromanywhere.
Meet Kia Boesen Thomasen, Consultant at Delegate, currently in Fuerteventura, where she is taking advantage of the opportunity to work remotely.
Q: How long are you away for?
A: I'm in Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa. I came here in October 2023 and will be here for six months.
Q: Why are you taking the opportunity to work remotely?
A: I really love surfing and was without an apartment back home in Denmark, so I thought, "Why not settle down abroad for a period of time where I can surf a lot and avoid the cold gray winter back home?".
Q: What value does it give you to be able to take your work abroad?
A: It gives me a huge amount of freedom to have the life I want alongside my work, which is traveling and surfing a lot right now. The fact that my work doesn't prevent me from following my dreams gives me a massive sense of peace and security, as I don't have to choose between my dreams and my career.
Q: How does collaboration with your colleagues work when you're remote?
A: Of course, working remotely is different than being physically in our office every week, as you don't have the same opportunity to chat at the coffee machine or play a game of foosball. However, I don't notice a big difference in our professional collaboration. I've become good at reaching out to my colleagues via Teams, and I also take the initiative to talk about anything and everything when the time is right.
Meet Christoffer Broberg, Senior Consultant at Delegate, who is currently on a five-month stay in Sydney with his girlfriend, taking advantage of the opportunity to work remotely.
Q: Why are you taking the opportunity to work remotely?
A: COVID-19 ruined our plans to spend a semester here for my girlfriend's studies. Everything was in place: study, courses had been chosen, and my boyfriend had started applying for scholarships. All we needed was a visa and plane tickets. At the time, there was a longer wait for a visa due to COVID-19, and eventually, it was announced that you could only enter the country if you were from Australia. So we agreed to do it when she finished her studies, which is now.
Q: What value does it give you to be able to take your work abroad?

A: It allows me to continue my ongoing projects without handing over or rolling off. It also gives me the financial freedom to continue to work three days a week and live down here without eating up our savings, which would otherwise be used to find a place to live when we return.

Q: How has the collaboration with your colleagues worked while you were remote?

A: It actually works pretty well. I've reduced my hours while I'm away, so I only work three days a week, mornings and evenings. In Sydney, I'm ten hours ahead of Denmark, so I work from 07:00-11:30 and 18:00-21:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - some days more than others. I have meetings in the evenings as that's where the collaboration happens, and in the mornings, I solve tasks that have come out of our meetings or tasks that have come in outside of my working hours.

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