Does working longer increase the productivity at work?

Research / Surveys, HR Insight

Staying at work all the time does not improve the productivity at work of Vietnamese workers.

Ho Chi Minh City, September 16, 2019.: The first edition of Productivity survey at work in Vietnam is released today. The survey investigates factors that impact on productiv­ity under both employers and employees’ point of views, as well as providing the recommendations for improvement from Adecco experts.

Vietnam’s labor productivity last year was among the lowest in Asia despite showing growth, according to the Vietnam Annual Economic Report 2018. Average productivity in Vietnam increased by 36 percent, however, the General Statistics Office states that Vietnam's labor productivity is only 1/18th of Singapore, 1/16th of Malaysia and 1/3rd of Thailand and China.

To better understand this situation, Adecco Vietnam conducted research through approximately 500 office workers and 200 respondents on the employer side in Vietnam. 

The survey showed most of employees and employers agree that productivity is a very important factor that needs to be improved. Up to 68 percent of Vietnamese workers are productive from 4 to 6 hours per day. Only 14 percent of those feel being productive for more than 7 hours. In contrast, Chinese people follow 996 culture, which means working from 9 am to 9 pm, 6 days per week.  This raises the question of whether longer working hours translate into higher productivity in Vietnam? If not, what are the key factors that limit our productivity level?

Please fill the form on the right to download the survey in the infographic format.

For further details, please contact:

Ms. Thao Duong – Senior Marketing Executive or +84 907 521 535





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