Study: 57% of workers in PH work re­motely

Sun.Star Davao - - BILLBOARD -

LAT­EST re­search com­mis­sioned by Re­gus, the flex­i­ble workspace provider, shows that over half of workers in the Philip­pines now work from out­side one of their com­pany’s main of­fices for half the week or more.

When asked where they car­ried out their re­mote work­ing, only 33% said they mostly work from home.

The sur­vey can­vass­ing over 200 busi­ness peo­ple in the Philip­pines aims to pro­vide a snap-shot of the world of work to­day and found that while re­mote work­ing is clearly the norm, it cer­tainly is not syn­ony­mous with home work­ing: only a mi­nor­ity work ex­clu­sively from home (8%). Rather, workers sug­gest that they work re­motely in or­der to re­main pro­duc­tive while trav­el­ling to and from meet­ings within the same city or in other cities (50%).

The study also high­lights that only 8% of re­mote workers are ful­lyfledged home workers pend­ing the full week work­ing from their home of­fice. It also re­vealed that among the most pop­u­lar lo­ca­tions for re­mote work, a fifth (19%) se­lected busi­ness cen­tres. It also showed that 13% say that they usu­ally work abroad when work­ing re­motely.

Lars Wit­tig, Re­gus Philip­pines Coun­try Man­ager, said “These re­sults show that to­day’s work­force is truly mo­bile. Only a very small pro­por­tion of workers are true home-workers spend­ing all their time out of the main of­fice in a home-of­fice. Workers re­port that they are not look­ing to re­place one fixed of­fice space with another such as the home, but are declar­ing that they need places to stop off and re­gain pro­duc­tiv­ity while trav­el­ling to and from busi­ness meet­ings in their own, or in other cities."

“Busi­ness peo­ple clearly show that they need drop-in lo­ca­tions where they can pro­duc­tively work from a few hours to a full day. Busi­ness cen­tres prove a pop­u­lar choice as they can be found scat­tered across cities and pro­vide a pro­fes­sional and col­lected en­vi­ron­ment that favours con­cen­tra­tion, very much the op­po­site of noisy cafes where it is hard to find fo­cus and pri­vacy,” he added.

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