Singaporeans adapt to teleworking more easily

A recent survey by the EngageRocket platform revealed that between April and June, Singaporean workers adapted better to the dynamics of teleworking.

A recent study showed that Singaporeans are adapting better to teleworking.

Data revealed by a survey shows that the overall productivity of Singaporeans gradually increased between April and June.

The survey carried out by the EngageRocket platform had about 20 thousand respondents from 127 companies from different sectors.

The study found that 23 percent consider that they are more productive under teleworking than when they were in the office.

In relation to the month of April this figure is higher by 15 percent when the switches were just starting

“Productivity levels increased between the inception of the breaker and phase two, reflecting how business leaders are successfully responding to this crisis,” said Leong Chee Tung, Co-Founder and CEO of EngageRocket.

He highlighted that the study carried out by his company shows a remarkable adaptability of Singaporean workers.

Challenges in teleworking persist

Despite the gradual improvement in the productivity of Singaporean workers, challenges persist in teleworking.

Space limitations in the home or distractions from family members can be generators of high levels of stress in workers.

The report even points out that prolonged teleworking can be harmful to mental well-being in some sectors.

For example, finance and technology sectors that rely heavily on a disproportionate workforce can more easily work remotely.

According to the survey, 11 percent of the financial sector indicated that their stress levels were intolerable, while 17 percent of workers in the technology area agreed the same.

In the education sector, 30 percent of workers said that stress levels in the dynamics from home are intolerable.

This was due to the uncertainty generated when schools closed and they had to reschedule entire school activities from home.