Trend of Workplace Stress in Singapore
Singapore has been famously – or notoriously – known as an island city-state with high workplace stress. Maybe you drag your feet to work every day and feel that the office is a grim place to work. Maybe you do not like your job yet you stick with it because it is a means for you to put food on the table. If you are feeling stressed at work, you are not alone.
In fact, the rise of workplace stress in Singapore has been documented by Cigna, a health service company, in the 2019 Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey. Singaporeans are not only sleep deprived, they are also among the most stressed at work globally, based on the survey conducted.
As pointed out by Cigna Singapore CEO Ms. April Chang: “A busy work life, combined with an ‘always on’ culture, is impacting the physical and social well- being of Singaporeans.”
India, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Indonesia showed the strongest improvement in overall wellness, with a rise of between 2.1 and 4.4 percent, while the US, New Zealand, Taiwan and Singapore showed slight drops, with Singapore reporting the second largest fall of 1.7 percent in 2019 compared to the well-being index in 2018.
The survey collated about 13,200 responses from more than 24 countries, with a sample of 502 respondents in Singapore.