Fewer workers in Singapore prefer working from home than before
The proportion of workers in Singapore who prefer to work from home on most days has fallen sharply, but attitudes of those in this group are hardening, with four out of 10 saying that they would consider quitting their jobs should they be forced to return to the workplace.
A survey by the Institute of Policy Studies also found that between the months of July and August last year, 34% of respondents said that they felt that working from home on most days was the new normal, but this fell further in April, with only 20% of respondents feeling this way.
In contrast, 21% of workers felt that working from the office on most days should be the new normal, but in April, the proportion rose up to 37%.
“This suggests that there has been a shift in attitudes towards living with COVID-19 as more employees return to the office, and as COVID-19 case numbers come under control,” the report noted.
The survey received responses from over 2,000 workers in the city-state over July 2021 to April this year.