The revolution this time is smart
Smart working: and work becomes super flexible The alarm? Postponed to a more “humane” time. Hours spent commuting in traffic or on public transport? No more! With the first lockdown, many of us have been thrown into a new dimension, that of “working from home”. This dimension seemed, at times, even exciting. But the change was sudden and was not accompanied by a shared conversation about what was happening inside and outside our homes and companies.
A blurred but necessary border When forced to work remotely, people have found themselves sharing (often confined) home offices with their family. They had to navigate the balance between work and private life, with the risk of seeing them confused in a single — sometimes chaotic — universal time. The increment of remote working with the arrival of Covid-19, requires us to rethink the role of our homes and to reorganize our work spaces to give space to collaborative technologies. But it also requires a renewed motivation.
Accompany the change Like all changes, this revolution goes hand in hand with cultural and social process. What does it mean? It means that companies, institutions, politics, and the economic world must rethink their work models. They have to manage human resources differently, with another idea of hierarchy. This new working model to be truly successful needs to be shared and must include the concept of well-being.
Productivity and well-being The essential relationship between productivity and well-being has never been more central. Our homes will play a fundamental role in the success of this new — smart — working model. Remote working requires us to work as a team, even if apart. It asks us to become autonomous in defining the results and organizing methods and timing of activities. To do this, we need discipline and motivation, but also a “place of well-being”, a physical space that is furnished to truly make us the “owners” of our work and our time.