Lenovo may have solved the WFH problem for good

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Working from home can be exhausting, especially in a cramped apartment, which is why Lenovo has announced the launch of a new initiative that will allow employees to work from one of the most remote locations on Earth.

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The company’s new Work for Humankind initiative will allow volunteers from around the world to participate in the opportunity of a lifetime to make a long-lasting difference, working remotely from an island 400 miles off the coast of mainland Chile.

Work for Mankind will be held on Robinson Crusoe Island which is one of the most ecologically rich places on the planet. However, the island is currently facing several challenges including access to education, health care, habitat degradation and the impact of invasive species. For this reason, the Chilean government and the international non-profit Island Conversation have launched a number of community-drive projects over the past decade to address these problems.


Unfortunately, however, these efforts have been hindered by telecommunications and technology challenges, which is why Lenovo decided to try and build a new technology center on the island.

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The Work for Mankind initiative enables Robinson Crusoe to select volunteers with a range of skills, backgrounds and specialties to continue their current jobs remotely to support the local community and help prevent the extinction of endangered species. to be sent.

As part of these efforts, Lenovo will create a state-of-the-art technology hub with a range of devices, services and solutions from its Intelligent Devices group, such as high-speed Internet connectivity, to help the island advance its goals.

In a press release, Emily Kechan, Vice President and CMO of Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group, explained why the company has decided to begin its work for mankind, saying:

“Whether it is because of the life-changing nature of the pandemic, or because of society’s increasing focus on sustainability, people are recognizing the weight of doing good and the role of technology in enabling it. To help us achieve this, we need to do things differently, and we’re relying on technology to help us do just that. 79 percent of those surveyed believe that technology and tech companies are the most important factors in enabling people to work from anywhere. Companies like Lenovo could be a powerful catalyst for this change. That’s why we’re launching Work for Humankind to demonstrate how innovation in technology can enable us to achieve both.”

If you are interested in protecting the environment and are a resilient remote worker, you can apply here by December 30th for a chance to become one of the lucky volunteers at Robinson Crusoe Island.

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