what happens now that we are no longer in lockdown?

That the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a rapid and significant increase in the adoption of remote working and digital transformation solutions is plain for everyone. THE data collected by McKinsey they show how the whole world, both on the business side and on the consumer side, has reached in just 8 weeks a level of digitization that was estimated to be achievable in the much longer period of 5 years.

This is a speech that also applies to smart working: faced with an unpredictable event such as a pandemic, companies were forced to urgently implement models closer to work from home than to real smart working. The remote-first logic has however brought benefits, both for the worker and for the company, laying the foundations of what would seem to be only the beginning of a longer path in which smart working is the goal to be to reach.

Smart working: positive or negative?

In particular, according to one Research conducted by Astra Ricerche for Manageritalia on a sample of about 1,400 members of the association, only 5% of respondents say that remote work has resulted in a lower productivity for the worker and 51% is convinced that it could benefit the well-being of workers and corporate productivity, as long as there is a different organization of work. At the same time, l‘investigation conducted by CSA Research seems to reveal another side of the coin: during this period of forced smart working, in fact, thanks to the pandemic, negative emotions prevailed among workers remotely (such as anxiety, insecurity and anguish). This result is probably attributable to the improvised – and therefore inevitably superficial – way in which companies have adopted telework solutions starting from a condition of scarce if not nothing preparation on the subject, generating uncertainty in their own people.

Precisely taking inspiration from the many doubts and many questions of the workers, Seedble has decided to field its experience on smart working with the aim of clarifying the true meaning of Smart Working and the necessary and indispensable steps for its effective implementation in company.

The Exploring Smart Working project

«The Exploring Smart Working project aims to spread the paradigm of smart working as a factor that contributes to creating the organization of the future.» declares Seedble’s CEO, Andrea Solimene, who continues: «Smart working is to be considered as one of the main levers for updating the operating system of an organizational reality, and therefore as a fundamental step in the path of innovation.»

To respond to the feedback collected through his research, Seedble has decided to collaborate with industry experts who marry his vision to create a series of Digital Meetings that address the most discussed topics around smart working. Webinars, along with many other sources of inspiration and free information content, are available on the portal exploringsmartworking.com

«Exploring Smart Working was born with the ambition to highlight a new work paradigm that revises the definitions of space and time, focusing on the individual, his needs and his well-being, and enhancing collaboration, and creation of innovation through cross-functional contact. It is a very complex challenge that requires vision and an approach to change that embraces digital in a broad sense. How ready are Italian companies? We will certainly have more information in the first half of 2021. »