A new book published by Franco Angeli entitled Basta chiacchiere! Un nuovo mondo del lavoro (Enough Talk! A new world of work) identifies the key challenges that every business sector is facing in the wake of the pandemic, from agile work to the need for new models and improved labour protection. We take a closer look with Luca Solari, Professor of Organisation Theory at Milan University.
In the wake of the health crisis, many people decided to work remotely from Italy’s southern regions switching between a laptop and a dip in the sea. Some intend to return to the city as summer ends, others plan to stay
We have all been quick to learn how to use online collaboration tools and video-conferencing systems. But compared to face to face communication, this needed a different, perhaps even emotive, approach
Working hours need to be regulated, technology gaps need to be bridged and responsibility to be clarified these are just a few of the issues highlighted in recent weeks by employees who have been working from home. Various solutions have been put forward. We look at two sides to the argument put forward by the Unions and Professor Mariano Corso of Milan Polytechnic.
Even after lockdown ends, many companies are still thinking in terms of a distributed office: employees working in the office, from home and from shared workspaces. The new post-Covid workplaces will rely on technology
A report by the World Bank has highlighted that many of the service sector jobs that are hit hard by the current crisis are disproportionately female think about home helps, waitresses, hairdressers and beauticians. For many others smart working has meant an increase in domestic chores leaving less time for work
More than one million Italians have been smart working since the start of the coronavirus emergency. It is not easy to combine work and family life in one space. Here are some tips on how to best organize your day.
This pandemic has shaken our social bonds, breeding fear and anxiety. Yet, from this state of risk and vulnerability in which we find ourselves, a society can emerge that is stronger, freer and with a greater capacity to collaborate.
Since the Italian government issued its first decree to contain the coronavirus outbreak on February 23, the number of agile workers in the country has risen to over a million. And the number is still growing. Arianna Visentini, co-author of the book Smart Working: mai più senza’ (Smart Working: never be without it), explains why smart working is a practice that should stay even after this emergency has passed.
A deal was reached after years of debate: multinational companies will have to pay a global minimum tax of 15%. This decision was taken by the finance ministers of the G7 in June 2021 and confirmed at the G20 in July.
The Italian economy is on the mend with the latest forecasts apparently very positive: GDP growth in the second quarter of 2021 is +2.7%. This rebound, however, is missing something: women participating in the labour market, a potential of between 50 billion to 150 billion euros in terms of GDP.
The president of Minotauro in Milan and professor of psychology at the Milano-Bicocca University explains that “the new challenge for education is digital education, finally taking its first steps towards a school model”.