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2 in 5 Hong Kongers are more productive at home: report

This is the highest in the region.

Some 40% of Hong Kongers who worked from home reported they experienced higher productivity, higher than its peers in the region, Randstad said in a report. 

It is followed by China and Singapore with 34% each and Malaysia with 31%.

In its Workmonitor Survey, it was also found that more than three in 10 employees felt less stressed at home. Despite this, some shared they miss interacting with co-workers. 

“Although Hongkongers enjoy the freedom and autonomy brought about by remote work, some employees miss the opportunity to connect and collaborate with their colleagues in an office setting,” Randstad Greater China Managing Director of Search and Selection Natellie Sun said.

“Hunkering down and working from home for prolonged periods of time may also result in loneliness and social isolation.”

Some 35% of Hong Kongers said they miss face-to-face interactions; whilst 16% said they felt lonely or isolated. 

“Taken together, this could create long-term issues around employee experience and mental health,” Sun said.

“To this end, employers should step up and conduct regular, informal check-ins to connect with their staff on a more personal level as well as boost engagement and morale.”

Around 36% of respondents want their employers to support having a work-life balance, whilst 26% of those under a remote work setup found it difficult to maintain. 

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