Many things changed over the course of 2020 and some of these changes will remain a part of our lives for many years to come. Work from home increased in popularity over the course of the Circuit Breaker period and many have setup their own home office. Even today, some Singaporean companies have decided to give their employees more flexibility and freedom regarding workplace selection.
There’s a reason why such flexibility is starting to take over.
According to an October survey carried out among Singaporean workers, eight out of 10 people still prefer to work from home or be offered some flexibility. Only one in 10 people is keen to return to the office full-time.
This new dynamic is providing amazing opportunities but it is also contributing to the emergence of new challenges.
Environmental noise when trying to complete professional duties from home is one of these issues. The problem becomes even more difficult to cope with when a neighbour is attempting to carry out a home renovation while someone is trying to concentrate on strategic work tasks. This issue issue was made worse when all renovation work was stopped during Circuit breaker and then recently allowed to proceed again, causing a sudden rush in people resuming home renovations at the same time.