The COVID-19 pandemic has brought several changes in everyday life, one of them being the application of Remote Working (RW). RW is the new way of working, thanks to this new modality all workers, with certain work requirements, were able to carry out their work from home without having to go to the office. Given the strict rules relating to lockdown, if this method had not been applied many people would not have been able to work and today many companies would probably be closed. But which advantages and disadvantages can RW have compared to classical work? Can it bring more inclusiveness and accessibility for every one or only for workers with spe-cific requirements (for example, for workers that need to take care of family members with disabilities)? This paper attempts to answer these questions. The University of Perugia in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development has created the “Job-satisfying” project. In this project 24 participants were divided into two groups (home-space group and office-space group) and each of these had to complete some tasks and complete questionnaires. Generally, no significant difference emerged but some interesting results were encountered: those who took the experimentation from home, that have children, obtained higher scores relating to the sense of working au-tonomy, support from superiors and satisfaction of relationships at work. This data seems to argue that working from home can improve inclusiveness.

Remote Working: A Way to Foster Greater Inclusion and Accessibility?

Federici, Stefano
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Mele, Maria Laura;Bracalenti, Marco;De Filippis, Maria Laura;Borsci, Simone;
2022

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought several changes in everyday life, one of them being the application of Remote Working (RW). RW is the new way of working, thanks to this new modality all workers, with certain work requirements, were able to carry out their work from home without having to go to the office. Given the strict rules relating to lockdown, if this method had not been applied many people would not have been able to work and today many companies would probably be closed. But which advantages and disadvantages can RW have compared to classical work? Can it bring more inclusiveness and accessibility for every one or only for workers with spe-cific requirements (for example, for workers that need to take care of family members with disabilities)? This paper attempts to answer these questions. The University of Perugia in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development has created the “Job-satisfying” project. In this project 24 participants were divided into two groups (home-space group and office-space group) and each of these had to complete some tasks and complete questionnaires. Generally, no significant difference emerged but some interesting results were encountered: those who took the experimentation from home, that have children, obtained higher scores relating to the sense of working au-tonomy, support from superiors and satisfaction of relationships at work. This data seems to argue that working from home can improve inclusiveness.
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