Survey shows Taiwan’s businesses lag behind in a new world of work

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/25
By: Lo Hsiu-wen and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) Companies in Taiwan are falling behind their employees’ expectations to be more collaborative, innovative and productive in a more mobile working world, according to a survey released by Microsoft Taiwan on Friday.

While 71 percent of responding employees say their companies expect them to be contactable outside of work, 77 percent of businesses here, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and big firms, do not support policies of remote working, according to the survey results which were used to compile the New World of Work (NWOW) Index.

That’s even as 69 percent of the respondents say more than 20 percent of their work time is spent outside their office, showing the policies in businesses lagging behind a change in employees’ work habits.     [FULL  STORY]

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