The Walking Dead in Singapore

HRM 23 Nov 2012

If your colleagues look like zombies to you, don’t be surprised. Singapore has been ranked as the most emotionless society in the world, according to a survey by Gallup.

Asking respondents questions such as "Did you feel well-rested yesterday?" and "Were you treated with respect all day yesterday?", the survey found that Singaporeans were the least likely to reveal experiencing any emotions at all.

In a poll of more than 140 countries, and Singapore beat nations such as Georgia, Lithuania and Russia for the title. The most emotional society was the Philippines, followed by El Salvador and Bahrain.

Just 36% of Singaporeans reported feeling positive or negative emotions on a daily basis, while 60% of Filipinos recorded strong feelings of both emotions – the highest in the world.

"If you measure Singapore by the traditional indicators, they look like one of the best-run countries in the world," Gallup partner Jon Clifton was quoted by Bloomberg as saying. "But if you look at everything that makes life worth living, they're not doing so well."

It’s time for HR to look into the psyche of these ‘zombies’ at work and nip the problem in the bud before it truly becomes a scene from the TV series ‘The Walking Dead’. For starters, how about sending over some Friday Funnies to lighten up the mood in the office?


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Commented by: drgopal at 24 Nov 2012 12:16 PM Report this comment
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How to validate your claims. Not sure. An in depth analysis is very much inevitable.

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