As we move into the next decade, COVID-19 has thrust the region into uncertainity; every economy except Vietnam is projected to have negative or almost no growth. A number of countries, including Indonesia—the region's largest economy—are attempting to reopen, at the risk of a new wave of COVID.
The workplace and workforce is also facing rapid change under the pressure of the pandemic. Some expectations—including the notorious culture of presenteeism—have been dialled back. Others—such as the idea that employers need to be more responsible for workers' welfare—have scaled up. Traits such as “agility”, “resilience”, or “self-direction” are starting to gain equivalent weight to academic qualifications. Even the common skill sets assumed for work have changed drastically with the digitization of workplaces and the shift to new work models.
Against this uncomfortable backdrop, is a pressing question for organizations; what can we do to not just sustain, but thrive? This conversation will attempt to explore the shape of the post-pandemic future.
Partner - Asia Pacific Workforce Advisory Leader | People Advisory Services
Chief People Officer
Senior Director, Global Business Strategy & Transformation