If you still think remote working is just a temporary option due to the pandemic, you're missing out on a great opportunity.
Smartworking has revolutionized the way we work and live, offering a wide range of benefits that go far beyond simple convenience to work from home.
Thanks to this way of working, companies have been able to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve the well-being of employees and collaborators.
These are some of the benefits of working remotely and how helped BigFive improve the way we relate to work and achieve our goals.
The advantages of smartworking and remote working:
One of the main reasons many people choose to work remotely is the flexibility it offers.
Working from home or from anywhere in the world means being able to organize your time more efficiently, without having to respect rigid office hours. This allows you to better reconcile work with family life, allowing you to spend more time with your children or dedicate yourself to hobbies and passions.
Additionally, the flexibility offered by working from home can also improve productivity and creativity of workers.
Working from home can also reduce the stress associated with office life. Not having to deal with the morning traffic or long queues in public transport it can make a difference to the mental and physical well-being of workers. Additionally, working from home can provide a quieter, less stressful work environment than a noisy, chaotic office.
One of the most common myths about working from home is that workers tend to get distracted more easily than in a traditional office. In fact, plenty of research has shown that working from home can actually improve worker productivity. Without the distractions of the office, workers can better focus on their tasks and complete tasks more efficiently.
Many companies that have adopted smartworking have reported an increase in productivity of employees. With the flexibility that remote working offers, employees can work when they feel most productive and focused.
Reduced impact on the environment
Remote working is a great solution to reduce your impact on the environment. By reducing the number of trips to the office, emissions are also reduced I say2, thus helping to preserve the environment and reduce air pollution.
An estimated 600kg of CO2 per capita saved, i.e. 11% of the emissions of every single individual in Italy
Remote working can help companies save costs. With fewer employees in the office, companies can reduce utility, food and office supply costs. Additionally, companies can save on transportation costs for employees working from home.
Employees who work from home can also save on transportation costs and eating out, which can increase their disposable income.
How smartworking has improved the way we work at BigFive
Smartworking allows BigFive collaborators to work wherever there is an Internet connection. This offers great freedom of movement and the ability to work wherever you want.
Not being tied to a specific city offers the possibility of working from wherever you prefer and if, for example, if a collaborator wants to spend a week in the mountains, he can bring his laptop with him and work in peace and quiet.
This freedom of movement offers greater flexibility and an easier way to balance work and home life.
Would you like to implement smartworking in your company?
If you are thinking about implementing smartworking in your company, there are some tips we can share. In the first place, you need to make sure your company has the resources needed to support remote working, such as appropriate technology and flexible work policies.
It is important to define the tasks that can be performed remotely and those that require physical presence in the office. Next, you need to provide employees with the right technological tools to work from home effectively, such as a reliable Internet connection, a computer or laptop, and communication and collaboration software.
Furthermore, it is essential create clear guidelines and rules for smartworking, such as communicating with colleagues, and managing time and deadlines.
Finally, it is essential to create an environment of trust and mutual support between employees and superiors, in order to promote a smartworking culture within the company.