WFH regulation must be adapted to the business sector: Kadin

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) supports the government’s decision to implement the work from home (WFH) regulation after the Eid holiday.

However, not all business sectors must implement the regulation since it should be adapted to their respective business sectors.

Kadin Chairman Arsjad Rasjid agreed that the WFH regulation can be applied as an effort to avoid an increase in the homecoming traffic. WFH is able to reduce community activities on the streets, thereby reducing congestion.

“However, all of that goes back to the regulations of each company because not all business sectors are the same. There are several companies that have to conduct their operational activities directly at the workplace, such as manufacturing, production, and consumer goods companies,” he noted in a written statement received here, Wednesday.

Hence, such companies cannot implement the WFH regulation for their employees. However, certain types of companies in the service industry or other sectors, such as management and back-office, can implement the WFH regulation, he remarked.

“Indonesian workers are certainly familiar with the WFH term since the emergence of COVID-19. In addition, many companies are still implementing the WFH-WFO shifting system for their employees in order to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia,” Rasjid remarked.

Meanwhile, Kadin Deputy Chairman Adi Mahfudz Wuhadji noted that companies in goods or production sector cannot implement the WFH regulation.

“However, this must also be adjusted to the internal policies of each company. Every company has a ministerial employee performance target that must be adhered to together. If the WFH regulation is only appealed to reduce congestion, then I think all employees could communicate with their company to avoid miscommunication,” Wuhadji noted.

He later remarked that Kadin and other associations faced no problem with the WFH regulation as long as it did not interfere with work efficiency and productivity.

“We still have to respond wisely to the WFH regulation. This means it is adjusted to each business sector, and it cannot be generalized,” he concluded.

Source: Antara News

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