It is a well-established change that affects the world of work. Between the tension of companies towards a different management of resources, and that of employees towards a different management of the relationship with free time, everything is immersed in a great transition.
What will this paradigm shift bring us in the near future, and in subsequent years? We know it will affect features, processes, timelines and even the workplace itself. Speaking of places: what do you think if I say "Venice"? Who wouldn't want to live and work there, at least for a while?
It is the heart of an interesting pilot project, still in progress: it is called Venywhere, and is supported by Cisco technology.
Since last month a "team" of 16 volunteer workers (as I understand them!) From the Cisco region of Southern Europe (Italy, Spain, France and Greece) has moved to Venice. He lives there, and in the meantime he tries to understand how people, companies and work groups can better organize themselves with the work of the near future.
It is not a trip tout court. These "digital fiòi" do everything in the Serenissima. Starting from their normal work, supported by the technological tools of the American multinational. They obviously also participate in the project, in collaboration with a research team of the Ca 'Foscari University, to identify and refine the hybrid work. Not satisfied, they also lend a hand to local communities with social commitment projects on environmental groups, economic development generated by hybrid work and circularity and other initiatives. Apart from pulling a gondola, they do practically everything: if you look closely, they already seem a little bit Venetian in accent.
A "temporary" citizenship, which will last 3 months and will help to better define the boundaries of future digital citizenship. And it is nice to see how this project has once again chosen a thousand-year-old city capable of interacting with contemporaneity and the future. Come on drones for drug deliveries in the Venetian islands to intense work to transform the lagoon transport in an electric and sustainable way, Venice with the future always has an open account.
Venice, work and you
"Our people at Cisco have been experimenting with collaboration and remote working for over a decade: now with this pilot project within Venywhere we want to go one step further, "Explains the CEO of Cisco Italy, Gianmatteo Manghi.
"The way we think about work has changed profoundly", echoes Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO of Cisco.
"Companies must recognize that if they are to attract talent and retain the best employees, they must provide hybrid work situations. They must also consider how the workplace, productivity and employee well-being interact. Our partnership with Venywhere enables us to to obtain concrete evidence 'on the ground' of how this can be achieved ".Chuck Robbins
What to say: if these little pioneers will help companies to make them understand that the workplace, for many professions, is not as important as the well-being of workers, for me the volunteers of Venywhere deserve all the honors of the news, and a float to the next Carnival.
I xe beautiful!