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Microsoft’s Work Tend Index delivers four key insights into the Middle East and Africa’s evolving work environment

What employees want from work and what they are willing to give in return has changed, according to Microsoft’s annual Work Trend Index.

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Work Trend Index 2022

From when to go to the office to why work in the first place, employees have a new “worth it” equation. And there’s no going back.

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Employees in the Middle East and Africa have a new ‘worth it equation’ – here’s what they now want from work

The working world has reached yet another major inflection point. Businesses across the region, have been “on the cusp” of hybrid work for more than a year.

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Managers hold the key to a thriving hybrid work culture in the Middle East and Africa

For most working professionals, the past two years have been characterized by surprises at every turn – but for many, one of the most unexpected developments has been the decision by management.

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Organizations in the Middle East and Africa will need to do more to prevent ‘always on’ culture from becoming the norm

Not too long ago, we would leave our offices at the end of a day and in most cases, it was difficult to bring work home with you.

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Business leaders in the Middle East and Africa need to define the office’s purpose in their hybrid work strategy

Before March 2020, work was centred around the office space. Very few companies were pioneering flexible work strategies and many of us were accustomed to commuting to the office five days a week.

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