Biography of the Author Carys Chan

Carys Chan

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. working office laptop smartphone woman typing

    Commentary: Despite flexible work arrangements, work stress has worsened

    Technology-enabled flexible working has exacerbated work-life imbalance. Work now extends far beyond the office, say two observers
  2. Man looking at the computer screen with head rested on hand.

    Commentary: Buried under a bursting inbox? It’s time to stop our problematic email habits

    Bad email habits like unnecessary exchanges and spamming recipients who need not be involved are leading to poor work outcomes, say Carys Chan.
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    Commentary: What’s behind burnout? Confusing long hours and face time for work performance

    Recognising burnout as a syndrome is a good first step, but more needs to be done to stem its corrosive root causes, say RMIT’s Carys Chan and ...
  4. Sick day

    Commentary: Why do employers still insist on an MC for staff who call in sick?

    Employees should be given some flexibility to call in sick without providing a medical certificate, say two observers.
  5. Office workers at Raffles Place (1)

    Commentary: Let's review our assumptions about work-life balance

    Successfully managing our work-life balance can lead to better well-being but we need to first appreciate the complex relationship between work ...
  6. man, candidate, preparing for job interview

    Commentary: The generalist-specialist job distinction is holding many back

    It’s time to move beyond the generalist–specialist debate to focus on developing the critical skills needed for organisations to thrive in the ...
  7. woman on imac at home office desk

    Commentary: Please don’t end work from home. It’s not that bad

    Workers have complained about working from home since offices migrated into homes since the coronavirus outbreak, but we are only on the cusp of ...
  8. Woman using laptop and drinking coffee

    Commentary: Hello COVID-19 remote working, goodbye cult of presenteeism

    The coronavirus-fuelled leap to remote working will overturn the cult of presenteeism, say Carys Chan and Shea Fan.
  9. Man in his twenties working on a laptop.

    Commentary: Are you better off working from home than in the office?

    With open-plan offices, dual-income households and the need for deep thinking, might you be more productive working from home? RMIT’s Carys Chan ...
  10. A man tired from working in the office. (Photo: Pixabay)

    Commentary: Grey areas surrounding wrongful dismissal guidelines

    The tripartite guidelines are a noble effort but no guideline can fix unconscious bias, indirect discrimination and bullying, say management ...