So do you think remote working will be a good fit for the Nigerian market? Who’s doing it effectively? Get in touch!
Millennials have changed remote working.
With Nigeria being the 8th in global ranking of internet users, our millennials are not far behind in the social media revolution, but travelling and blogging on a full time job has not reached the peak or gotten close to expectation.
It would be interesting to test the success rate of remote work in Nigeria, and how successful millennials are in maximizing the potential of the internet,
I got this article from Linkedin on millennials
Improving technology and changing expectations of work and family from millennials are giving rise to a new office arrangement: the coliving/coworking space, often on the beach but always somewhere far away. It’s like WeWork meets an upgraded hostel (in paradise) with free coffee, fast internet, a kitchen and quiet spaces, along with all the serendipitous meetings and experiences that make travel great.
One of the challenges of this happening is the absence of WIFI.
Some of the challenges I have noticed is listed in the following:
Even with a SWIFT modem which is one of the most effective internet options in Nigeria, I can sometimes be at home in Satellite Town, Lagos Nigeria, and my modem is just blinking (when a modem blinks, it means that there is no network) and causing me delay in the delivery of my work , I have no idea if it is a glitch or if it just does not work in some areas.
Another issue with working remotely is the lack of constant power supply. The solution to this problem is getting a generator or solar panel.
Grrrh! if you get irritated by the sound of the generator like me, you would rather use a solar panel. This is when we ignore the fact that fuel is being sold at high rocket prices.
I would like to be enthusiastic and optimistic but the reality of working full time remotely sounds mighty impossible. The smartest thing would be to work remotely some days and show up at the closest co-working spaces on the mainland on some other days.
Apart from Capital Square and other Island co working spaces, if you know a co-working space on the mainland, kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org