For many, when they hear the term nomadic worker, they think of digital nomads.
This isn’t surprising.
The number of digital nomads actually saw an increase of 50% to 10.9 million digital nomads in the US alone from 2019 to 2020.
However, it is important to look wider to a growing group of people that don’t necessarily consider themselves to be a new nomadic or travelling group.
Organizations today can choose to be fully remote, hybrid, or on-site.
For many, the hybrid approach, “with both remote and on-site (work being) part of the same solution to optimize employers’ workforce needs”, is becoming the most common.
As a result, many organizations have changed or are changing how they lease, manage and consume workspaces and real estate.
The list goes on and on.
Lomads are a group of people that have the option to work across multiple locations around a city or region without a fixed desk or office. Much like a traveler, they book space as needed when, where, and how they need to work that day, week, etc.
This goes in direct contrast to the traditional role of every person commuting into an office to sit at the same spot each week.
Outside of the most obvious difference of having one potential office versus many, the bigger difference is that workspaces for this group are becoming much more on demand instead of fixed.