Singapore, Hong Kong Have Highest Share Of Staff Who Want Hybrid Work Set-up
GLOBAL – Among the markets surveyed by Ipsos across the globe, Singapore and Hong Kong have the largest percentage of employees who want to be granted a hybrid working arrangement, according to a report published by The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday evening (20 December, SGT).
In Singapore and Hong Kong, 78 percent and 77 percent of the respondents prefer a hybrid work set-up, surpassing the global average of 68 percent.
Interestingly, 15 percent of the staff in the city-state want to work from home full-time, while only 7 percent have such preference in the Chinese territory. On the other hand, 15 percent of the employees in Hong Kong want to work in the office full-time compared to just 7 percent in Singapore.
On the other hand, a higher percentage of staff in India (38 percent), the United States (34 percent) and Poland (35 percent) prefer to work from home full-time. In these three markets, between 54 percent and 62 percent want a hybrid work arrangement.
As for China, it’s home to the highest percentage of employees who want to work in the office full-time at 26 percent. Only 7 percent want to work from home all the time, while 67 percent favour a hybrid working arrangement.
However, most company executives surveyed by Ipsos across the globe want their employees to return to the office. Survey responses from senior leaders show that only 10 percent of them want their staff to work from home full-time. Comparatively, 19 percent of middle managers and 28 percent of junior employees want to telecommute full-time.
“Survey responses from senior leaders tell a different story, however, with just 10 percent expressing a preference for full-time home working. Middle managers are almost twice as likely than senior managers to want to work remotely, with junior employees almost three times more likely,” added Ipsos.
In total, French consultancy Ipsos looked at over 540,000 survey responses from a total of 95 countries and territories.