“Working smart and not hard”: key to maximize Employee efficiency?

Evangelia Fragouli, Irini Ilia

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    Due to globalization and financial crisis nowadays, businesses have been pushing to reduce their costs in order to survive in the highly competitive environment. This creates more pressure on workers who are called upon to increase their efficiency in order to compete on the global labor market. It is true that people with the same intellectual background operating under the same working conditions perform differently. The aim of this study is to define the concept of "smart work", by identifying techniques that can lead to increased employee efficiency. It is also examined whether only smart work is enough to produce better results and finally it is attempted to list the techniques and tools that will help both employees and businesses to increase their efficiency. An empirical research based on data collected from anonymous questionnaires that were distributed to employees of a private company working on the same product took place. The findings of the study could be useful in the HR department of every organization, providing suggestions on how to increase the efficiency of their employees.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)74-111
    Number of pages38
    JournalInternational Journal of Information, Business and Management
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - May 2019


    • employee efficiency
    • smart work
    • hard work


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