Discover all the pros and cons of smart working..

Have you noticed that you get more work done from home?

It seems strange, but that’s exactly how it is, which is why smart working is becoming an increasingly viable option for many companies. Today more than ever, since smart working became a standardised form of work back in 2017.

Law no. 81/2017 in fact promotes “smart work as a performance mode of the employment relationship, set through an agreement between the parties – also with forms of organisation based on phases, cycles and objectives and without working time or workplace constraints – with the possibility to use technological instruments in order to carry out the work activity. The work performance is executed partly inside the business premises, and partly outside, without a fixed workplace.”

Smart working. How it’s grown over time.

Following studies conducted by the Smart Working Observatory of the Polytechnic University of Milan, officially created in 2012 and now part of a broader context of research that aims to study the evolution of scenarios in the employment sector, in 2018 there were 480,000 smart workers with an exponential increase in the public administration sector, spurred by the introduction of the new standard. In 2019, 16% of public administrations had begun smart working projects as compared to only 5% in 2017.

The private sector on the other hand, which had naturally already begun the path toward smart working, was influenced only by 17%, with a particular increase recorded by SMEs, with structured initiatives rising from 8% to 12% and informal initiatives from 16% to 18%.

Two good reasons to choose it:

#flexibility | #autonomy

Happy workers are the ones who are most productive. The main reasons why today’s workers are happy are flexibility and autonomy, two very highly regarded parameters when applying for a role or choosing to stay in the present one. And smart working, which means much more than working from home, is an evolutionary model that guarantees first and foremost the complete satisfaction of these two requirements.


My office is the world

“With smart working, employees are more motivated and responsible.”

According to the results of a study conducted by the Polytechnic University of Milan, the most valid reason for choosing smart working is first and foremost the reduction of stress caused by continuous and prolonged travel by car, or using any other means, to reach the workplace. Thanks to the development of digital technologies making it possible to work almost anywhere – suffice it to have a laptop and a decent internet connection – it seems absurd to waste valuable hours that could otherwise be spent in a much more productive manner.

The second reason in order of percentage, is the improved quality of life, establishing a new balance between one’s personal and working life. The third reason is linked to an improvement in results.

Beware of distractions.

To the contrary, working in an environment other than the office can tend to isolate people from company dynamics, thus making it difficult to plan one’s activities, also due to the increase in likely distractions. But the percentage of those who deem these potential problems to be negative aspects of smart working, as compared to those who consider it a winning work solution, is very low.

Work environment.

From workplace to smart place. Adieu to fixed workstations..

Beautiful and hyperconnected.

Our workplace is no longer determined by a closed and well-defined place within a physical space. Just like augmented reality, the environment too has expanded into a liquid, undefined space, adaptable to varying needs, which can be reconfigured and modified to suit the number of people and type of work: for small or large groups or for jobs that need to be carried out individually. Beautiful and hyperconnected, these are the characteristics of the new work environment, the smart place.

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