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Flexwork makes less stressful work: Survey

Ike Suarez | Jan. 3, 2014
Results are part of worldwide study late 2013 on work attitudes

Hong Kong workers say flexible working arrangements can alleviate stress-related illnesses brought about by the current economic downturn, according to results of a survey by Regus.

The shared office services provider said the results formed part of a world-wide survey on attitudes towards working conditions by senior executives and business owners.

Sample size was a total of 20,000 people, and they were surveyed in late 2013 in 95 countries.

Arrangements are critical

The statement said 72% of Hong Kong workers responded that flexible working arrangements are critical to helping ease work-related stress.

At the same time, 57% of Hong Kong workers said they have been seeing more stress-related illnesses since the downturn.

In this regard, the statement noted that "Many companies in Hong Kong have difficulty in adapting to the new way of working that a culture of flexibility requires," quoting Rabin bishop, director of the NGO, Corporate Responsibility for Community Business.

The NGO's mandate is the advocacy of employee-friendly workplaces.



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