Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 20 September 2020

Business Extra: Microsoft finds the 9 to 5 work day is fading away

Naim Yazbeck returns to discuss some surprising findings from the company’s Work Trends Index

New research from Microsoft found that the expectation of the 9 to 5 is starting to slip away amid the global shift to remote work.

The US tech company, which owns email service Outlook and event manager Calendar, as well as LinkedIn and search engine Bing, has one of the biggest data sets on who we are and what we do at work. It looked at trends based on anonymised data from emails, meetings, searches and posts, as well as findings from a Harris Poll survey of over 2,000 remote workers to come up with its Work Trends Index.

To discuss the company's findings, host Kelsey Warner is joined by Naim Yazbeck, a director for Microsoft UAE. They talk about who is being most affected by the WFH experiment, a surprising uptick in a specific emotion - empathy - and how to avoid burnout.

In this episode

  • What have we learned from working from home? (0m 34s)

  • Which generation finds WFH the most challenging? (8m 52s)

  • Headlines (16m 34s)

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Updated: August 5, 2020 03:56 PM

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