The way we think about work has changed. But how we work hasn’t kept up.
Singaporean workers are losing 62% of their time to ‘work about work’ (e.g. meetings and status checks), with just 23% left for skilled work (e.g. coding or market analysis) and 15% for strategy (e.g. forward-looking planning). They’re spending more time in unnecessary meetings (170 hours per year) and on duplicated work/work that is no longer relevant (252 hours a year) than their global counterparts.
Singaporean workers are also more likely to experience imposter syndrome, with nearly three-quarters (74%) experiencing it in the last year. As a result of feeling overworked and uncertain over roles, 83% experienced burnout in 2020.
To understand how the office has changed, what’s working and what’s not, and to shine a light on better approaches, we analysed the attitudes and behaviours of over 13,000 knowledge workers globally, including 1,000 in Singapore.
The Anatomy of Work Index 2021 explores how individuals, teams, and entire organisations can bring clarity to the chaos through work management, reset for resilience, and flourish as they move forward.
To learn more, read the full report.