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In today’s AI and blockchain-driven world, is ‘workation’ the future of work in the Philippines?

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The world changes over time, and the rise of the pandemic in 2019 further accelerated the changes in our lives today—and probably one of the greatest aftermaths of the global pandemic can be seen in how we do our jobs.

Like many countries around the world, the pandemic badly hit the Philippines’s economy. Many adjustments were made to cope with the shifts because of the disease.

Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company believes that COVID-19 reshaped the traditional work setups as the effects of the crisis are still apparent. In light of this, the consulting firm identified three global trends that were made possible because of COVID-19, and among them was the creation of more remote work, virtual transactions, and faster adoption of digital technologies.

Still recovering from the pandemic, the Philippines’ workforce shifted from conventional office work to work-from-home and hybrid systems, and the trend continued as of writing with the establishment of yet another trend in the face of “digital nomadism.”

New technologies and work trends offer more opportunities

If firms in the country tap into cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), metaverse, and blockchain, the Philippines could anticipate that routine and repetitive tasks will be automated, transparency will be served, and no time will be wasted—thus transforming the world of work.

For example, with the current rise of AI, apps like the popular ChatGPT could help employees summarize reports and meetings, giving them more time for more important tasks. Digital payments are also on the rise because of the boom in blockchain and digital currency that could potentially help workers in the field by timestamping every transaction made.

Global employment platform Multiplier anticipates that with the evolving technologies, new job roles are emerging and will become “the cornerstone of the future.” Predicting the future of the workforce, the platform listed ten jobs that will become significant soon including in gamification, metaverse, cybersecurity, virtual reality, and machine learning.

But do these new work trends provide Filipinos with the promise of flexible work hours and work-life balance? The question has yet to be answered.

If you’re one of the thousands of employees affected by the new trends in the future of work, join Baybayin Hub—the only co-living and co-working hub by the beach in the Philippines—as they explore the digital nomad life with their 4th Nomad Workation Retreat on September 18 – 22.

The five-day and four-night retreat on the island of Siargao will see attendees collaborate with like-minded people, share adventures, build new skills, and learn from the experts as they provide ideas about the new widespread digital nomad trend.

Witness how Baybayin Hub aims for the Philippines to be the next Digital Nomad Haven Hub in Asia and the number 1 choice for remote workers and remote technology companies by attracting global technology companies to set up posts in the country and collaborate with private and public sectors and academes to discuss the future of work and travel with Web3.

This is an event you don’t want to miss out. If you’re interested, register to attend the 4th Nomad Workation Retreat via this link.

Watch: Philippines set to become Asia’s digital nomad haven

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