Telephone, diary, laptop and the four bleak walls of the office can be exchanged for a sea view, your smart working in Gallura
“Workation”, a combination of “work” and “vacation”. The evolution of increasingly flexible working conditions and the events connected with the pandemic have accelerated the transformation from smart working, which is now becoming popular also in Italy, to agile working, but on holiday.
In 2020, about five million Italian workers have gone onto smart working. About 2.5 million in the public sector and, it is estimated, another 2 million in the private sector, but there are studies that speak of as many as 8 million people wfh. 2020 has given a notable boost to a way of working that big companies have been trying out for some time. It’s called “smart” for a good reason – fewer expenses for everyone (office costs or transport), and no loss of efficiency. And many of those wfh have no intention of going back. Rather they are deciding to organize the time devoted to work in a better way.
All the benefits
That smart working has definite benefits for companies and employees is by now a pretty established fact. A study carried out by Milan Politecnico’s Smartworking Observatory indicates that the benefits of remote work for companies include an increase in productivity of around 15% per employee, a 20% reduction in sick leave and a 30% reduction in office running costs. As far as employees are concerned, remote working is appreciated above all because it allows for a better work-life balance and has a positive impact on physical and mental health. That’s not all however – for 41%, the attractiveness of the work environment has an impact on the quality of work, for 33% it improves productivity, and for 28% it helps creativity. So more than 66% of those interviewed are planning to work remotely away from their home and for a fairly extended time.
The right places
What then could be better than working with a view of the sea, surrounded by nature, and perhaps with the chance to nip down to the beach during lunch break, relax in a swimming pool or go for a jog in a park? Or be able to hold meetings or organize team-building activities?
Many people are choosing to book a “workation” in a holiday hotel where they can enjoy some real recreation during breaks, and places that boost concentration and inspiration for those in creative jobs. The essentials are enhanced Wi-Fi, spaces designed specifically for work stations, rooms designed with spaces for work, cafes, and if you decide to take the opportunity to take the family on holiday, a mini club and fun activities for the children.
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“The attractiveness of the place where we work has an impact on the quality of work, improves productivity and boosts creativity”