As the economy re-starts in Singapore, workers are returning to a changing workplace as Covid-19 accelerates greater collaboration between humans and technology, empowering employees with new digital skills, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Various technologies are transforming ‘The future of work’ in Singapore including video conferencing and other collaboration tools, communication between smart objects, supply chain automation and digital twinning to provide virtual presentations.

Dustin Kehoe, Head of Technology Research for Asia-Pacific at GlobalData said, one of the biggest challenges facing Singaporean businesses in the short-term is in Human Resources (HR).

“Employees will need a lot of reassurance and support to embrace the changing future of work and acquire the skills they will need to adjust to new ways of working, as work flows move from physical locations and rigid hierarchies towards peer-to-peer collaboration in virtual teams,” he said in a statement.