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52% of SG employees say they’d resign if hybrid working arrangement not allowed, while 60% have experienced FOMO when they’re not at work

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Those who participated in the survey are already in a hybrid work set up, and appear to plan to stick with the option of working from home.

New research is showing that workers in Singapore are more and more choosing a hybrid work schedule, with 52 per cent of respondents saying they would quit if they were no longer allowed to have a flexible work option.

The study, conducted by HR tech platform FlexOS together with venture capital firm Plug and Play, is showing that hybrid work is now part of our lives, perhaps even for good. 

Those who participated in the survey are already in a hybrid work set up, and appear to plan to stick with the option of working from home.

But several reasons stand out among the respondents for showing up in person for work, such as collaboration, the ability to do focused work and socializing with their workmates chosen their top three why’s, respectively, for coming to the office.

Additionally, around two-thirds of the respondents (67 per cent) said that social, creative, well-being, and training workshops would motivate them to report to work in person.

And even more than that, nine out of ten of the respondents in Singapore said they desire to actively plan out small events such as lunches or socials after work so that they and their colleagues stay connected.

If they were aware that their favourite workmate was also coming to work, 45 per cent of the respondents said it would be their reason to go to work that day as well.

Surprisingly, despite their preference for the hybrid work experience, 60 per cent of the respondents admitted to FOMO—or Fear of Missing Out on office life when they’ve worked from home.

The study from FlexOS and Plug and Play involved almost 400 hybrid workers the the country.

Among the participants, it was the millennial-age respondents (aged between 25 to 34) who had the highest number (57 per cent) who said they’d resign from work if the hybrid set-up were not possible. 

/TISG

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