WFH Affects Life-Work Balance Of 1 In 3 Workers In Malaysia

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Before the pandemic, working from home (WFH) used to be something many people would dream about.

Now that it’s considered the default work arrangement, some are starting to think it’s not as great as they dreamt it would be.

A new survey by human resource consultancy Randstad Malaysia has revealed that nearly one in three respondents admitted their productivity has been negatively affected by working out of the office.

Meanwhile, 37% said their life-work balance had deteriorated because of the changing environment.

Employers need to make adjustments

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Findings from the consultancy’s workforce insights survey called “Workmonitor” suggest that employers need to find ways to accommodate and roll out measures that would uplift workers as the pandemic makes remote work the “new norm”.

Unfortunately, only some have adjusted:

  • 64% of respondents implemented “strict and clear” protocols for remote work
  • 43% instituted policies on working hours to help workers balance life and their career
  • A third of employers said they regularly check up on their employees’ wellbeing
  • One in five employers said they took the initiative to provide more training
  • 20% have support programmes to improve workers’ skills and adapt to the changing work environment since the pandemic started

Workers want their employers to provide more support

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One of the major complaints from employees who WFH is the increased workload and deteriorating work-life balance as working remotely allowed employers to reach them around the clock – some even guilt-tripping their staff to get them to work longer hours.

To help resolve the issue, 40% said employers needed to have clearer policies on working hours so they could have a life-work balance.

  • One of three employees had also asked for more upskilling and training
  • Respondents also believe they deserve remote working benefits.
  • One of three said companies must have clear protocols about on-site or remote work

The pandemic has obviously taken a toll as time progresses.

Around this time last year, the majority of Malaysians actually wanted to stick to the new norm for work.

Read More: Survey: 9/10 M’sian Employees Want To Stick To ‘New Normal’ Working Conditions

Ironically (or coincidentally?), another survey from April this year found Kuala Lumpur was ranked fourth for the most overworked city in the world.

Read More: Once AGAIN, KL Is The Among The Most Overworked Cities In The World

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