Costa Cruises: The first cruise line to implement Smart Working

Oct 13, 2017

The Italian cruise company Costa Cruises, started a pilot program enabling their employees to work one day per week from their homes. The program named “Sm @ rt Working Costa - Moving Forward" will allow all 1300 office employees in Italy, and abroad opportunity to choose one day a week to work from home or at another suitable place of their choice.

One of the immediate benefits is the reduction in time spent on arriving at work. More than one hour a day on average for Costa employees, as well as greater sustainability of work from an environmental point of view.

The project, awarded by the Smart Working Observatory of the School of Polytechnic in Milano for the ability to innovate working arrangements, has already started at Costa headquarters in Genoa, where almost a thousand employees work; The pilot phase involved two departments, human resources and It, registering an accession of about 90%.

"We are the first cruise company to believe in smart working," says Paolo Tolle, VP of Human Resources at Costa Cruises. A project that means giving people confidence by giving them the opportunity to organize themselves freely according to goals and responsibilities, enabling them to maximize their potential and improve the quality of their lives."