Fujitsu’s Staff Can Work Remotely

Fujitsu’s Staff Can Work Remotely Up To 90% Of Their Time

SINGAPORE – All of Fujitsu’s 500 workers in Singapore will have the option of working remotely, reported business technology news website ZDNet on Wednesday morning (20 January, SGT).

They can spend up to 90 percent of their work hours telecommuting, under new plans announced by the Japanese firm, which is offering a maximum allowance of S$1,000 to all full-time staff to pay for their work-from-home (WFH) expenses.

Moreover, the company revealed that it intends to redesign its office premises in Singapore so that its employees can have access to various areas for social interactions and casual face-to-face meetings.

Reconfiguration of its office here will “empower staff for a more creative and productive experience, focused on communication and people-to-people interaction,” it said.

Fujitsu also announced that it will enhance existing processes for collaboration, IT support, and project approvals, as well as implement login methods that don’t need a virtual private network (VPN). For example, it plans to launch a new helpdesk software that can support workers, who are either working in the office or at home.

The Japanese firm shared that these plans are part of its 5-year “work life shift” campaign. The program was launched amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and its goal is to provide flexible working arrangements for its employees.

“An adaptive enterprise is critical to unlocking success, especially in uncertain times. Through Fujitsu’s Work Life Shift initiatives in Singapore, we are reimagining working styles through technology and innovation, connecting people, and boosting collaboration,” said Motohiko Uno, President of Fujitsu Asia.

“By incorporating the know-how gleaned from our internal learnings, we are better positioned to pivot from risk, add value and productivity, and enable companies in Singapore and Asia to be more agile and resilient.”

In July 2020, Fujitsu announced that it will close 50 percent of its offices in Japan by the end of financial year 2022. It will also allow about 80,000 staff there to start primarily working from home, in addition to increasing flexible work hours for all of its employees there.

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