Workers want flexible working to continue – Report

KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — A survey by Microsoft found found that 77 percent  workers in Malaysia want flexible working to continue, yet 75 percent also still craved for more in-person time with their teams.

Microsoft’s first annual Work Trend Index additionally found more than half of the local workforce felt overworked and exhausted, increasing risks of burnout among employees as boundaries blur between work and relaxation.

Surveying more than 30,000 people in 31 countries including 1,000 Malaysians, the report analysed trillions of aggregate productivity and labor signals across Microsoft 365 and LinkedIn.

Other key findings from the report included that 46 percent of leaders in Malaysia say they are “thriving” right now.

A huge number of Gen Z workers in Malaysia meanwhile said they are merely “surviving” or “flat-out struggling.

Further details of the survey can be found at Microsoft News Centre.