Insight 1

The future of work is flexible

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The pandemic changed our perceptions of the way we need to work and now, employees expect more.

While we don’t have a crystal ball, one thing is clear: The future of work is flexible

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Insight 1.A

In a post-lockdown Singapore, flexible work rules

When it comes to working location, over half (59%) of Singaporean knowledge workers are working remotely at least some of the time, while 41% of workers have returned to the office full-time.

Although many companies are reluctant to go fully remote, they are at least providing employees with the flexibility to work from home one or two days a week.

Q. Which of the following best represents your work location?

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Insight 1.B

Employers are leading the return to the office

Whilst there have been many debates around a full-time return to the office or a continuation of remote working, it’s clear some employers are pushing for the traditional work location.

For employees who have returned to the office, 49% said it was due to a directive from their employer, making it seem like those pre-pandemic office days are a hard habit to break.

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Home working enables more agility and flexibility, but office working optimises innovation and collaboration.

Survey respondent, Singapore

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Insight 1.C

The appeal of full-time remote work remains high

Working remotely on a permanent basis still sounds like a dream to many.

81% of Singaporean knowledge workers would consider a full-time remote position, presuming they had comparable benefits.

Q. How likely would you be to consider working remotely on a permanent basis?

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