Three international companies, Monese, British Airways, and Siemens were recently selected as the winners of the 2019 Workation Vilnius programme. First launched in 2018, the programme gives international businesses the opportunity to win a week-long workation in the Lithuanian capital.
In recent years, remote work has become a trend with predictions stating that 50% of the global workforce might be working out of office by 2020. In-line with remote working, the ‘workation’ has emerged as a trend by combining out of office work with travelling abroad. The change in the environment, among its other benefits, is intended to boost productivity.
The Smart Infrastructure Division of Siemens AG applied to be part of the Workation Vilnius programme due to the city’s leading ICT infrastructure with 31,500 IT specialists in the job market, as well as 1,500 new IT graduates per year.
“We are a cross-functional team, responsible for the global Go-to-Market of our Cloud offerings, which requires a high level of agile collaboration,” explained Michael Sinniger, representative of Siemens Schweiz AG, Smart Infrastructure. “Thanks to the week in Vilnius, we believe that we can achieve great deliverables and also refresh our mindset. As a result, we will be able to better address the changing market needs and create added value for our customers.”
The winners of this year’s Workation Vilnius competition were selected from 56 companies. They were chosen based on their motivational letters regarding why they want to visit the Lithuanian capital. Workation Vilnius is an initiative set up by Go Vilnius, the city’s tourism and business development agency.
Vilnius ranks among Europe’s emerging business hubs thanks to its flourishing startup ecosystem, local government support for international business, and its highly qualified workforce.