Being remote also allows us to tap into talents that are not limited by physical position. We can engage team members who are good at what they do regardless of where they are. " The startup offers a wide range of benefits including personal medical insurance, free gym passes, equipment allowances, conference and travel bags, and even unlimited Starbucks drinks. Weekly check-ins and anonymous surveys help ensure that employees are satisfied and not abandoned to their jobs.
Barilla launched its Smart Working project in 2013 and, by 2020, aims to involve all workers, production lines excluded.
The goal of the project is to give employees the opportunity to work flexibly, anywhere and at any time, thanks to new digital communication tools and new methodologies.
This is why the Emilian company - which employs around 8,000 people worldwide, with a turnover of over 3 billion euros and 29 production sites - has extended its Smart Working project to all its national and international offices. The response of the employees was excellent: about 1,200 employees joined the project started three years ago, which aims to involve all workers, net of production lines. Until now, to appreciate the possibility of working in an agile way, in particular, women between the ages of 30 and 55 and those traveling between home and office over 25 kilometers.
"Smart Working for Barilla means three things" - says Alessandra Stasi, Head of Organization & People Development - "First of all, working anywhere, anytime, and secondly it means using spaces in a different way: we worked a lot in the various offices to reorganize the offices around collaboration, communication, and individual concentration activities, which today can also be done remotely. The third aspect is digital technologies ".
Smart Working is an organizational change. Switch from physical presence in the office to work for goals with an evolution of leadership models.
The perception that the current "working practices" are not flexible enough to get the most out of their staff is increasingly widespread and therefore more, and more companies are organizing to establish this new culture.
But these changes must lead to the definition of a more fluid business structure that can allow you to work remotely by accessing files saved on the company's local servers, to exchange files between colleagues in a secure way and to automate the processes that require the most time. Less human presence is needed.
To do all this, GreenVulcano has devised an entire suite of software that is changing the working life of many international companies.
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