With a agile work less time would be wasted on the road for travel. And it would save money. A nice thing given that almost one in two Italians (40% to be precise) spends more than an hour a day on the commute from home to work, while one in five does not need 10% of their salary to pay the costs of transport.
Agile work, or smart working, means saving time and money. But how? By working more from home, for example, which many Italians already do, given that today the technological tools allow you to be connected and operational even away from the traditional office.
In Italy, managers and professionals who work from home with an office or a home office workstation are 52.5% of the total. The world average is 61%. The source of this data is the Regus research with interviews with over 22 thousand people (managers and professionals) from 100 different countries, as if to say: dear Italians you can do better. This is why the Municipality of Milan dedicates a day for the second time, on 25 March, to the theme of agile work.
A agile work it would allow people to eliminate or reduce travel times, offering workers more time to dedicate to themselves, a better quality of life, more productivity and significantly less stress. At the same time, there would be benefits for the community, the city and the environment in the form of less pollution.
But let's focus on the relationship between agile work and wallets, ours. A second part of the Regus research, dedicated to Italy on a panel of 44,000 workers, shows that the weighted average cost for travel between home and office is approximately 5% of annual salary. Obviously, the different pay levels of the interviewees and other variables, such as the use of private cars or public transport, have an impact. However, for almost half of the interviewees (43.9%), home-work transport absorbs a share of money ranging between 5% and 10% of the salary.
And how many commuters are there? To get an idea, those who go to Milan every day are 900 thousand. Many of them could certainly work in a more practical and comfortable location: at home or in a business center closer to their residence, thus optimizing their time and reducing the stress associated with traveling. The city of Milan would have less traffic and there would be benefits for health and the environment.
Read also: The Smarter Working Manifesto