The Development Academy of the Philippines recently conducted a survey to determine the effects of alternative work arrangemen
Total number of respondents: 2,756 government employees across the Philippines.
Key survey findings:
- Majority of government employees perceived themselves to be still “productive” while on alternative work arrangemen
ts and in spite of the pandemic outbreak.
- While the majority of the government employees are reportedly productive while on AWA during the pandemic, better internet connectivity remains a leading concern for them to effectively perform their tasks.
- Organizational culture, particularly high levels of trust and support, good communication system in place within the organization, and collaboration within the organization, plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the employees successfully accomplish their tasks.
- Adopting alternative work arra
ngement comes at perceived additional personal cost for the employees. For the majority of the respondents, the crucial tools and equipment (i.e. computer/laptop and internet connectivity) needed in performing their tasks are not provided by the government agency but rather they personally own.
Survey results will be further probed through a series of focus group discussions (FGDs). Full report of this study will be released to the public within the next few weeks. We’ll keep you posted.