The work to come: the future has two faces
In these last days of winter and the covid pandemic, which has brought many industrial realities to their knees to the extreme consequences, smart working has established itself almost as the only way to continue working and studying during the emergency .
Although its application was for many in the embryonic stage and many had to deal with the previous lack of familiarity with the technology, the remote work formula has kept pace with the subsequent recovery, widely announced and only partially affected by the war in Ukraine.
Timely recourse to technology has highlighted all the shortcomings of an outdated work system but has also enhanced many of its potential. The debate that has emerged regarding what formula should be adopted in the near future has recently seen newspapers giving a voice to many, such as manufacturers, who no longer want to hear about the smart working system, as it is totally inadequate to support production and business rhythms.
The outcry of many other operators was inevitable, such as those in the tertiary sector and services, who instead had the opportunity to appreciate the new approach to work, both in terms of quality of life and work performance.
Do I work on site or do I work remotely? Experts have no doubts: the future is hybrid. This variant of the service provides for an ideal combination of face-to-face work and smart working, and seems to have taken hold in many contexts and in a transversal way in the Italian and European economy. In fact, it makes it possible to optimize human resources with those of sustainability and best responds to the needs of physical protection and those of energy saving.