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Bear in mind stresses of working from home, say MPs

Jun 04, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
With the continued need for social distancing in Singapore, many employees have had to adapt to working from home, which comes with its own set of challenges, said several MPs yesterday.

The need to focus on helping workers adopt new ways of working and being productive while working from home were highlighted by at least three MPs: Ms Jessica Tan, Mr Desmond Choo and Mr Melvin Yong.

Almost half of the more than 2,700 people polled said their productivity declined while working from home.

On top of that are the stress and great uncertainty workers face amid the bleak economic outlook.

Underlining the importance of having a mentally healthy workforce, he said: "Compliance to safety may be compromised if workers are not able to focus at work."