Smart working and distance learning: advantages and drawbacks

Smart working has by now become part of our lives, but what is it exactly? It's a working method, which lets you work directly from your own house and allows more flexibility and time management if used correctly.
Markets are adapting to it as well: for instance, an app called Sempre Fitness notifies you when it's time to workout at your desk.

There are advantages from different points of view:

  • economic, as cars and buses are less used;
  • qualitative, like the possibility to stay close to your family;
  • quantitative, since it's possible to organise your own time during the day.

On the other hand, a lack of communication between co-workers can be a negative factor. But don't worry, as there are initiatives like the "online coffee break": you send a message to know who's on a break, then you sign in to Zoom to have a quick chat with your colleague as if you were standing together at a vending machine.

What about education? Unfortunately, here the situation is complex. Due to continuous opening and closing of schools, nowadays being organised is almost impossible. Technology has even become a limit, as some students don't have tablets (or printers) and a few don't have a WI-FI connection.

Just like smart working, there are also advantages: the possibility to study without moving out of your house and more flexibility, although it's not always guaranteed.


As you may have noticed, the strengths and weaknesses are various. What do you think about it? Leave your comments down below!