Embrace the power of remote working: A week in Barcelona 

One of the greatest advantages of remote working is the ability to embrace the local culture of your chosen destination. During my week in Barcelona, I had the opportunity to work amongst locals, immersing myself in their vibrant daily routines. From sipping on cortados in charming coffee shops to indulging in mouthwatering tapas during lunch breaks, I truly felt connected to the heart and soul of the city.


As a marketing assistant, my week working remotely in Barcelona surpassed all expectations. I am truly grateful to be able to take advantage of the opportunity to remote work with Vitro. Not only did it enhance my overall wellbeing and productivity, but it allowed me to connect with the local culture in ways I couldn't have imagined. 


So, why not take the leap and savour the freedom to work from anywhere? The benefits are boundless, and the rewards are truly remarkable.

About the author


Rhianna Ross


Rhianna is a Digital Marketing Assistant and HR Analyst. She leads the company’s marketing communications strategy by planning, creating VitroInspire events, web site content updates and implementing and monitoring our marketing campaigns.

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By Rhianna Ross

In today's fast-paced world, the traditional 9-to-5 office routine is gradually giving way to remote working.


As a marketing assistant for Vitro, I recently had the opportunity to embark on a remote working adventure in beautiful Barcelona. This experience not only emphasised the immense benefits of remote working on our wellbeing and productivity, but it also allowed me to immerse myself in the vibrant local culture and discover the city's hidden gems.

The benefits of working remotely


Remote working offers individuals the chance to create a healthier work-life balance and I definitely felt that during my week in Barcelona. According to recent studies, employees who work remotely experience significantly lower levels of stress and improved overall wellbeing compared to their office-bound colleagues. With the freedom to structure your day as desired, you can allocate time for self-care, exercise, and pursue personal interests, all of which contribute to a greater sense of fulfilment.


Contrary to what many may believe, remote working can actually boost productivity. A study conducted by Stanford University discovered that remote workers are 13% more efficient than their office counterparts. Working in different environments, such as cozy coffee shops and the sunny rooftop terrace of our apartment, provided me with a fresh perspective, sparked creativity, and reduced distractions, resulting in heightened focus and productivity.


Recent studies have shed light on the growing trend of remote working, revealing its profound impact on employee satisfaction and productivity:

  • A survey conducted by Global Workplace Analytics found that nearly 60% of remote workers reported lower stress levels and higher engagement.
  • A Harvard Business Review study revealed that remote workers often have a higher work satisfaction rate due to increased autonomy and flexibility.
  • A Buffer survey discovered that 99% of remote workers would choose remote work for the rest of their careers.

A week in Barcelona

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