- While hybrid work has made inroads across all markets in South-East Asia, the majority of knowledge workers in the region (63%) expect to be working fixed hours with no flexibility after 2022.
- Most respondents are positive about the impact of hybrid work. 74% of South-East Asian workers say flexible work arrangements improve inclusion at their organisations, driven by Singapore and Indonesia.
- Despite overall positive sentiments, most respondents (67%) claim that their companies have issued a policy requiring their employees to be back in the office full-time.
Ritu Bhandari is a Manager with the Policy & Insights team at Economist Impact. She has over six years of experience working in a wide range of public policy topics including education, technology and sustainability. At Economist Impact, she manages research programs for private-sector, governments and NGO clients in Asia, covering topics like food security, climate & sustainability, and globalisation and trade. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, where she specialised in economic policy analysis.
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