Want to work from outside the office? Your boss might say yes
Singapore companies say they are more open to the idea of allowing employees to work outside the office.
In a recent survey conducted by Canon and AMI Partners, more than half (58%) of 202 Singapore small and medium businesses say they are encouraging their employees to take responsibility and work independently. In addition, they say they are open to employees working from any location as well.
Employees are also starting to appreciate such views, as approximately two-thirds of 380 employees believe they are judged on their work and not on the number of hours spent in the office.
The poll found that 75% of employees say their personal ambition is to be able to spend more time with family, friends or on their hobbies.
The first part of the survey, conducted from September to October 2010, profiled over 200 companies with 50 to 999 employees. The second part of the survey focused on employees and was carried out during October to understand employees’ perspectives.