Financial|Press

|Apr 30, 2020

ENGIE Eps launches FamilyWorking

Milan, 30 April 2020 – ENGIE Eps announced the launch of the FamilyWorking Manifesto: a new way of remote working that puts family at its centre by combining family balance and work.

The implementation of a realistic Phase 2 plan during the COVID-19 emergency must have as a fundamental pillar the protection of children while allowing parents the return to full-time work.

The data that emerged from a recent survey involving 65 thousand workers and parents of more than 100 thousand children and teenagers1 report as the main difficulties the concern about the state of discomfort of children and the management of smart working as a “full-time parent”.

ENGIE Eps will make FamilyWorking available to its more than one hundred employees: a new way of working remotely that promotes family balance through a flexible working time organization. FamilyWorking is an assumption of responsibility by ENGIE Eps towards its employees, including those without children, which translates into positively recognizing five essential rights: to Technology, to Absolute Flexibility, to Time for the Family, to Wellness both Physical and Mental and to Being a Parent.

The fundamental principle of FamilyWorking is that going to the office to work is a right, not a duty, and the new natural workplace is your home. FamilyWorking is not remote working but the official recognition of 5 rights aimed to positively combine work and family: a responsibility of the top management, who, by choosing it as an organizational set-up, must ensure its fulfillment.

ENGIE Eps, even when adopting FamilyWorking, does not exclude to give the possibility to its employees of going to the company locations, which remain open and operational for all industrial activities that cannot be carried out from home. For those who wish, it will be enough to book the attendance through the electronic calendar, in order to be able to access the offices and plants that will be totally redesigned on the basis of protocols that will be defined together with the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, part of the San Donato Group, to ensure the highest level of security to ENGIE Eps employees and their families.

“In this climate of absolute uncertainty, regarding specially the schools and nurseries re-opening, smart working is not a solution, but a titanic challenge for families, who find themselves having to manage a full-time job, remotely, which does not involve a conciliation with the family routine”, Carlalberto Guglielminotti, CEO of ENGIE Eps, commented. “As an entrepreneur I feel the duty to give an answer and concrete tools, beginning with my employees, to protect not only their health, but also their psychological and family balance. It is because of this that we launched FamilyWorking, a new corporate organizational structure: it is our answer to the crisis, from which we are confident we will emerge soon, but also our proposal of the future’s way of working , in which speed and balance will be fundamental to re-start fast, more united and strong than before”.

To allow its application to all companies, the FamilyWorking manifesto and the analysis conducted by psychology, sociology, management and pedagogy experts, are published on www.familyworking.it/en, available to all.
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