Work from anywhere: Anna Melnikova's perspective

March 1, 2024
February 29, 2024

Ever thought about boosting your well-being, mental health and productivity at work? Juggling tight deadlines while pursuing your passions?

Some thrive in the office; others excel from home. Having options often leads to peak performance.

At finova, we’ve introduced the 'workcation' perk, letting you work abroad for up to 4 weeks a year. It's just one of the ways we aim to support a better work-life balance.

We asked our Accounts Payable Accountant, Anna Melnikova, what she loves most about working from anywhere.

Share with us where you've taken advantage of the "work from anywhere" perk!

Thanks to finova's "working from anywhere" policy, I've had the freedom to choose my workspace based on personal priorities and relationships. Whether it's spending quality time with my family in Hamburg, Germany, or enjoying cherished friendships in Wroclaw, Poland, this flexibility has not only enriched my work-life balance but also deepened my connections with loved ones.

What inspired your choice of location to work from?

I have family and friends who live outside the UK, so I’m using the work from anywhere benefit for visiting my family during the holidays, and having the opportunity to change where I am working in different environments that best suits my needs.

Do you feel you have a good work-life balance?

Totally! The ability to work from anywhere means I can visit family and friends abroad and balance my work routine, without the need to take extended leave. This flexibility has helped support a better work-life balance, so I can allocate my time more efficiently and effectively.

What's your favourite part about working remotely?

Right now, it's the fresh handmade Polish pierogi brought to me by my aunt for lunch. Mmm, that smell is the essence of love and care! Moments like that are my favourite.

What are the top three things you love about having the opportunity to work from any location?

For me it would be; work-life balance, emotional well-being and flexibility.

Did you face any challenges from this perk?

Navigating time zone differences can be a challenge. And, we currently have 20 days for remote work abroad a year - I’d love to have even more to spend time to explore and work from different locations!

At finova, we’ve found the well-being benefits of working from anywhere undeniable. This flexible approach to work not only enhances productivity and job satisfaction but also fosters a healthier work-life balance.

Embracing remote work opens doors to increased productivity, reduces stress, and improved overall happiness, ultimately contributing to a more fulfilling and enriching work experience.  

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