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Mobile connectivity can supercharge careers, but employers need to do better – Telenor Asia study

More Women and C-suite executives say they gain from mobile connectivity at work. Workplace policies and practices lag new work realities, preventing people and organisations from fully realising their potential. Respondents in Singapore most sceptical about benefits of mobile technology for work.   2 November 2022 - Improved productivity, enhanced career skills and tapping into new business opportunities are just some of the ways people in Asia are turning to their mobile phones to enhance their working lives, according to a study by Telenor Asia. The study, and second instalment in the “Digital Lives Decoded” series launched in conjunction with Telenor Asia’s 25th anniversary, looks at how respondents across the region are using their mobiles to adapt to changing realities, as new work cultures emerge post-pandemic. It also examines the changing relationships between employers and employees, highlighting growing concerns over trust and control as hybrid work imposes a physical disconnect between employees and their managers. The study surveyed 8,000 mobile internet users across eight countries (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) in South and Southeast Asia. Thailand A notably larger proportion of women (61%) than men (39%) in Thailand feel their career and skills development is…