Hopefully, the new law on smartworking will be approved by the Parliament. It is a good news that opens the possibility of new developments of the labor market.
According to a survey conducted by Eurofound, 17% of employees in the EU do smart working. Denmark is at the top of the ranking, while Italy is at the bottom. However, smart working is becoming more and more popular in our country. As a matter of fact, a research carried out by Politecnico di Milano shows that 30% of big companies do smart working, while small and medium enterprises remain hesitant about the phenomenon.
I think smart working is a powerful tool that can empower employees. For this reason, we launched a project of smart working in our start up in Naples last year. Thanks to this experiment, we are now ready to extend this opportunity also to our employees based in Rome.
Smart working has several advantages: it increases the productivity by making work schedules more flexible and it reduces employees’ stress by maintaining the right balance between private and professional life. It also has an impact on women’s life, by improving their working condition.
I hope that the Parliament will approve the law to improve workers’ life.