Success Depends On Access, Not Location

In a post-pandemic world, Estonian e-Residency grants workers access to opportunities that are replacing conventional determinants of success.

Given the green light to work remotely during the pandemic, many people felt inspired to reconsider their location or their entire career path. Plenty of employees did both, uprooting from major cities and parting ways with companies that no longer fit them. 45 percent of managers in the U.K. reported an increase in staff voluntary departures, compared to before the pandemic. Across the globe, workers are leaving jobs to launch new businesses faster than ever before. Now, instead of reporting to offices in tech hubs, modern workers are figuring out how to access opportunities whenever and from wherever they want to.

However they arrived at this moment, employees and entrepreneurs alike are taking advantage of their newfound freedom of movement and making collaboration across different cities and countries the norm. With that comes a critical need for innovations that streamline remote work and enable a location-independent lifestyle.

e-Residency of Estonia fits the bill. Begun in 2014, the program offers access to the EU in the form of a digital identity issued by the Estonian government. Members needn’t live in Estonia or even travel there to reap the benefits: E-residents can carry out transactions that would typically require visiting a government office or having an official residency. Things like registering a business, buying and selling property and dealing with tax authorities in Estonia can be done virtually, through Estonia’s advanced e-governance infrastructure, from anywhere in the world.

More than being a practical tool, the e-Residency also offers e-residents “a sense of freedom,” says Lauri Haav, managing director of e-Residency of Estonia. “You realize that your business life travels with you because it’s not locked into your physical location.”

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Now, instead of reporting to offices in tech hubs, modern workers are figuring out how to access opportunities whenever and from wherever they
want to.
Begun in 2014, the program offers access to the EU in the form of a digital identity issued by the Estonian government.