SINGAPORE (Apr 17): At first, technology was changing the way we work. More people were getting on the gig economy while companies saved cost by leveraging on overseas business partners and clients. Even job recruitment has evolved — these days, it is not uncommon to hear of artificial intelligence being used to conduct interviews and candidate assessments.
But the Covid-19 pandemic is forcing businesses to rethink their workplace strategy and company culture. As governments enact more measures to contain the spread of the disease, companies too have to rethink their processes: Employees are encouraged to work from home, thus minimising contact.
Will this be the new norm at the workplace? So far, the views The Edge Singapore garnered from employers have been mixed.