4 in 5 employees in Singapore happy with remote work

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Half of employees in Singapore have established stronger working relationships with colleagues from heightened interactions despite distancing regulations and as offices remain closed, according to a Michael Page Singapore survey.

Findings were based on data from 1,276 respondents across various industries, who were surveyed between March 31 and April 5.

During these times, employees have an average of 2.3 virtual meetings daily.

Also, 80% expressed their satisfaction with their levels of remote engagement while working from their homes (WFH). Nine in every 10 (91%) felt that their companies were prepared for the shift to WFH.

Further, 34% feel that if WFH extends beyond two months, it will impact their team culture positively. They barely outnumber those who say the impact will be negative, representing 32% of respondents. This second group says the negative impact will be on communication, transparency and fun.

Too keep WFH fun and engaging, employees coffee breaks, happy hour drinks, karaoke and talent showcase sessions — all done virtually.

They also have laughs playing with virtual backgrounds on Zoom, and post pictures of WFH setups as well as daily meals.

Employees who do WFH get to meet their colleagues’ family, kids and even pets. They share music playlists so everyone grooves to the same tunes in different locations.

They also keep active by taking part in yoga and exercise sessions.