While the inter-union mobilisation of RATP employees promises to be historic, several companies and employees fear the consequences that these days of strikes will have on their productivity and travel. However, a solution exists for nearly 60% of employees: teleworking at home or nearby in a coworking area. Neo-nomade is setting up exclusive offers for individuals and companies in partnership with RATP. 

Benefits for employees and organizations

 

While 60% of jobs are eligible for occasional teleworking, only 29% of French employees telework on a regular basis. The strike movement planned from 5 December may be an opportunity for many employees and public and private organisations to discover or exploit these new ways of working.

According to several studies carried out in recent years, the majority of teleworkers are satisfied with the telework experience, including improved well-being and productivity. For companies, teleworking enables them to continue operations in the event of unforeseen events - transport strikes, pollution peaks, natural disasters, etc. - and to work from home.

The situation is particularly critical in Île-de-France, where 85% of inhabitants use public transport and where nearly 31% of the national wealth is produced. Fortunately, regional authorities have been mobilising for several years in favour of teleworking.

In particular, the Île-de-France region has set up teleworking solutions for 1,000 of its employees. In order to encourage teleworking among Ile-de-France residents, the IDE region has set up the Smart Work platform as part of its Smart Services strategy. This platform allows users to find and contact third parties in Ile-de-France. Neo-nomade is proud to have been able to bring its expertise on these subjects as a partner of the region.

 

On the legislative side

From a legislative point of view, telework has been regulated and greatly facilitated in 2017 by the ordinances 'on the predictability and security of labour relations' - also known as the Macron ordinances. In particular, this new law provided for the first time a legal definition of telework:

Telework refers to any form of work organisation in which work which could also have been carried out on the employer's premises is carried out by an employee outside these premises on a voluntary basis, using information and communication technologies'.

The teleworker thus has the same rights as a normal employee, including the provision that an accident while teleworking is considered an occupational accident.

The use of telework is voluntary. It can be done on a regular or partial basis. It is preferable for telework to be governed by a collective agreement or a charter, but a voluntary agreement - oral or written - between an employee and his employer is sufficient to make use of it.

Finally, if employers can refuse a telework request, this decision must be motivated. But as studies on the subject show, this is probably counterproductive for them and should instead be encouraged.

 

Home or coworking?

While home-based teleworking remains the most popular solution for teleworkers, it can have several drawbacks. Frequent interruptions and distractions may occur due to the temptation to take care of tasks that are not related to the professional activity. Social life may also be affected, given the isolation that can result from having only virtual interactions with colleagues. Thus, teleworking at home requires a real willingness and good organisation. Comfortable furniture and the need for adapted technical equipment can also imply a financial cost. Some tips for successful telework at home follow this link.

Coworking space teleworking can be the ideal solution. It allows the teleworker to spend his working day close to his home while benefiting from a comfortable working environment, conducive to concentration and with additional services (printers, coffee, meeting room...). Teleworkers can also meet together in a coworking space for their group projects or to keep the social link offered by company offices.

 

A historic partnership with RATP in the context of the year-end strikes

The December social movement begins on December 5 and is renewable every 24 hours. In the face of the unexpected, it is necessary for employees and organisations to prepare to mitigate the impact on productivity and well-being.

In particular, RATP has formed several partnerships for mobility solutions and complementary services. Neo-nomad has been selected for the coworking spaces. The offer comes in two options:

  • For individual users, your first day in the coworking area is free.
  • For companies, a tailor-made offer allows you to organise and supervise the use of space by your employees. The license and set-up fees are free!

>> To know more and take advantage of the offers : https://www.neo-nomade.com/blog/operations-greves-2019/