2020 has reshaped the way many businesses work. Unforeseen circumstances, unrelated to the current technology and business content, have forced companies all over the world to rethink and restructure the way they operate.
“Smart working”, previously considered by many just a buzzword, has now become a very popular work model. But is smart working just a solution to a current situation or is it more than that? This article looks into the benefits this work model offers.
We have talked about this work model, about what it is and what it is not, in a previous blog post. Unlike a “traditional” work model, smart working places the individual at the center of the organization. Corporate goals are not ignored, but they blend with personal and professional objectives.
Due to its remote nature, Smart Working empowers the individual worker, making him/her the owner of the work, aware of the results to be achieved, of the need for teamwork, but also autonomous in defining methods and timing activities.
Smart Working is not a new concept. Technology has made it possible for people to work efficiently from anywhere in the world. Companies worldwide have already embraced smart work because of the benefits it offers.
Here are 8 reasons for introducing Smart Working in any company:
(Sources: PowWowNow, Princeton University, Workplace Insight, Vodafone, Perkbox, Fuze, MYOB Technology, City & Guilds Group)
While smart working offers many benefits for companies, we cannot deny that it also poses many risks. Before embracing smart work, businesses have to make sure they are prepared from an organisational point of view.
Moreover, from an IT perspective, this model poses a lot of threats concerning data protection and security. To find out more about how to manage these risks, you can now download our free ebook.
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If you have enjoyed our ebook, but would wish to expand your knowledge even further, we are offering a comprehensive training course on how to overcome the security challenges of smart working, on our learning platform.