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Work-Life Balance: 3 Ways To Support Remote Work

3 Ways To Support Remote Work

In response to the pressures of a tight labour market, businesses need to be competitive and progressive to attract and retain top talent. This imperative drove the launch of Singapore’s latest Tripartite Guidelines on Flexible Work Arrangement Requests, according to members of the tripartite workgroup.

Scheduled to take effect on 1st December 2024, the guidelines mandate that all employers in Singapore must fairly consider formal flexible work arrangement (FWA) requests and reply to them within two months. This precedent-setting development signals a push towards prioritising work-life balance, with stakeholders from all sides coming together to advocate for more FWAs within the workplace collectively.

With the new guideline, employers and business owners might be concerned with the potential decrease in productivity stemming from reduced in-person interaction. Here are three tools to facilitate work-life balance and FWAs while enhancing productivity.


To address these productivity concerns, businesses can turn to platforms like ModernWorkplace. Designed to revolutionise work with its suite of collaborative functions, ModernWorkplace offers businesses an enterprise solution that empowers not just the individual worker but also the organisational departments like HR, Sales and Operations with a suite of productivity tools. As a complete cloud office solution, which includes Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, ModernWorkplace is designed to increase productivity through its multi-layered modules.

With its productivity applications, ModernWorkplace helps replicate the same collaborative environment found in the workplace while empowering employees to improve their performance on the go. By leveraging tools like Power Automate, which uses digital automation to streamline tedious day-to-day tasks, employees can free up time to focus on completing strategic tasks and carve out stronger work-life balance. Combined with actionable insights provided by ModernWorkplace’s MyAnalytics platforms, employers can ensure optimised productivity with full transparency on workflow processes to help their teams achieve the best results during FWAs.

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Secure Socket Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN)

With FWAs, there’s an understandable apprehension among employers about potential data leaks or breaches. This hesitancy often stems from the perceived risks associated with employees accessing sensitive company information outside the traditional office environment.

Under MyRepublic Managed Firewall-as-a-Service, Secure Socket Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) plays a critical role in ensuring the security and integrity of remote access to corporate networks. By leveraging Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, SSL VPN provides a secure pathway for employees to connect to the corporate network from remote locations.

For example, SSL VPN enhances network security through robust authentication measures, including multi-factor authentication (MFA), to safely verify the identities of remote users and devices, preventing any unauthorised access. Not only that, SSL VPN also offers granular access controls, allowing administrators to define specific access policies based on user roles or locations, ensuring users have access only to necessary resources, and reducing the risk of data breaches or unauthorised activities.

Embrace the benefits of flexible work arrangements without compromising data security. Under MyRepublic Managed Firewall-as-a-Service, SSL VPN ensures secure remote access, making remote work safer and more efficient. Get in touch today to find out how you can benefit from FWA without compromising valuable data assets’ safety.

Remote Work Voice Solutions

Another set of tools that businesses can use to foster productivity while supporting work-life balance are remote work voice solutions such as cloud private branch exchange (PBX) systems and softphones. These provide a comprehensive suite of communication features and are critical in facilitating seamless communication for FWA personnel. Cloud PBX systems allow remote workers to access advanced call routing, voicemail, and conference capabilities from any location with an internet connection. By eliminating the constraints of traditional office phone systems, hosted PBX systems enable employees to stay connected and productive without sacrificing flexibility.

Meanwhile, softphones offer versatile communication solutions that transform computers, tablets, and smartphones into virtual telephones. Remote workers can make and receive calls through Voice over Internet Protocols (VoIP) and are contactable whenever and wherever. By integrating these technologies alongside existing productivity tools and collaborative platforms, businesses can ultimately foster a more efficient and productive work environment that supports work-life balance.

Need help in supporting your journey towards flexible work arrangements in the workplace? Reach out to MyRepublic Singapore today and our team of experts will work with you to develop tailored solutions designed to.