Katrin Gygax Today’s office looks like this: blending work with travel
A freelance travel writer and translator for most of her adult life, Katrin Gygax has always sought out spots to work that took her out of her home office. For inspiration, for concentration, even just for a breath of fresh air.
Much has been discussed in recent years about the trend towards companies whose employees have mobile workstations, who hire freelancers to work on the road as they travel from one client to the next. But what if you are that traveling employee, that freelancer looking for different scenery every now and then?
This is where Katrin Gygax comes in. She is the author of “Today’s Office Looks Like This”, a guide to 60 non-traditional offices – some mobile, some stationary – throughout Switzerland. All places she works at regularly. With tips on what to take with you and what to do in between working: where to try the pizokel; where there are millions of francs of art right downstairs; where to snooze under a tree on your coffee break; and where to get off the train for a quick round of golf. Some entries you can use as ideas for your next working vacation. Others are outdoors, in libraries or in shared co-working spaces. Many are in hotels or cafés. Katrin Gygax presents her six favorite destinations for Victorinox.