By using Smart Working-oriented models and ICT solutions, Italian companies could save 37 billion Euros, through the increase of productivity and work quality and a cutback in operating costs, at the same time improving the employee’s satisfaction and competitive edge.
That has emerged from the survey by Osservatorio Smart Working at School of Management del Politecnico di Milano presente at the conference” Smart Working: la competitività passa di qui” (Smart Working: competitiveness passes this way!)”.
Smart Working could mean for Italian companies a profit of at least 27 billion Euros, through an average 5,5% increase in productivity. (less business trips, labour mobility). Economic advantages also include a saving of direct costs for the company of about 10 billion Euros, through a reorganization of the working space, a policy of flexibility and a cutback in expenditure. That also means a yearly economic saving for the citizen equal to 550 Euros per worker and a lower emission of CO2 equal to about 1,5 million tons.
Mariano Corso, Scientific Advisor states: “In order to adopt a “smart” working model, the company should reconsider the organizational policies on working time and place in a combined and consistent way, the leadership behaviours and styles, the space layout and the use of digital technologies, that support new ways of working and make communication easier.”
The big corporations stand out for a greater care over the innovation of the layout of workplaces: about one company out of two is implementing replanning projects.
In the near future, Mobile and Social are the initiatives that will affect the way of working; 71% of the big companies sets out a budget increase for mobile devices to promote the growth of the Mobile Worker. 48% of the big companies foresees a budget increase for Social Computing and Cloud applications will be increasingly used.