Smart Working is a method that has been adopted by companies in emergencies, such as the one that has affected Italy since March 2020 for the spread of Coronavirus.
Smart Working in the areas affected by the epidemic has become the countermeasure adopted by many Italian companies to try to minimize the chances of encounters and therefore of contagion, while continuing their activities.
The countermeasure of companies
In this scenario, many companies have made solutions and services available to help organizations introduce Smart Working and experience this particular situation as an opportunity to experiment with new working methods, new tools and digital channels.
72% of the companies made available in a short time means and tools to allow their employees to continue their work remotely, as was the case in parallel with schools as regards distance learning. To facilitate these companies in adopting Smart Working, some regions have launched tenders, such as the Lombardy region which has allocated 4.5 million
euro for the promotion of Smart Working plans.
Smart Working data
The share of those who work in smart working today is growing among Millennials (passing from 24% to 27%), in the North (27% against 18% in the Center and 22% in the South) and among female workers (27% against 22% of men).
The propensity to smart working is greater in larger companies than in smaller ones (31% of workers in companies with over 250 employees – 14% of workers in companies with less than 50 employees), in multinationals (53% of workers) and in the public sphere (44% of workers). In the private sector, the sectors that count a greater number of smart workers are IT and Telecommunications, where the percentage of remote workers reaches up to 56%.