The business world is constantly evolving. Nowadays, companies must be at the forefront in adopting new methodologies so that both employers and employees may improve their work performance and productivity. Smart Working, also known as Agile Working or Flexible Working, is part of that evolution.
What does Smart Working mean? Simply put, this work system combines teleworking with new technologies to provide workers with the necessary tools to perform their tasks. A Smart Working model involves rethinking and redesigning conventional business practices, providing a new approach to terms such as “workplace” and “working time.”
Flexibility provides workers the freedom to allocate their time to perform their tasks. This means that this model is based on autonomy, coordination, and trust, because there’s no physical or real-time supervision by the employer. In other words, it’s the worker’s responsibility to meet his or her objectives.
Establishing a work system that allows employees to perform their tasks from home, or wherever they may be located, would lead to considerable cost savings, such as reductions in rent, utilities, and maintenance expenses. Here are a few other benefits:
Several studies have shown that companies having adopted the Smart Working model have shown excellent results in terms of productivity, mostly since the recent pandemic, when countless businesses resorted to teleworking. The premise is simple: work smarter, not harder.
He are some tips that will help you transition to the Smart Working system:
Whether daily, weekly or monthly, workers must know which goals they’re aiming for in order to organize their time and focus their tasks accordingly.
When connecting with your work team, use Internet platforms or apps to establish communication: chats, virtual meetings or emails.
Also, use software and apps for task development and web-based clouds for data storage. Of course, don’t forget to use your computers or smartphones for activities. Using technology is a fundamental part of Smart Working.
Find out more more about using a native cloud to store data at “Cloud native: your company’s future”
Be sure to have an updated digital calendar or a software program that enables you to follow up on work activities, and to get together with your team to define a work methodology. It measures the effectiveness of the work not by the presence of workers, but by the results, based on the established agreements.
As mentioned above, Smart Working means using the latest technology to benefit your business. This requires workers knowing how to handle new technological tools. Schedule training sessions as needed.
Smart Working is a great opportunity for small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. By saving on infrastructure costs, growing businesses can become more productive. Moreover, research has shown that workers with this work modality are more efficient, and that businesses keeping pace with the latest digital developments have greater chances of achieving success.
We invite you to explore this business model and discover in digitalization a more efficient way to help your company thrive!
To learn more about remote work, go to “Home office: should we stay at home or should we go back to the office?”
August 17th, 2022
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