WFH: Longer Work Hours?

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the way people live their lives. One of the notable implications of the crisis is the sudden emergence of remote working for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and even major corporations.

2 August 2020

Jokowi: Hello AI, goodbye civil servants

While President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo may have shocked some Indonesians on Thursday when he announced the government wants to replace some civil service positions with artificial intelligence (AI), the idea of using AI to streamline government processes is increasingly gaining prominence across the world.Intent on starting his second five-year term with a solid push to cut red tape and encourage more investment, Jokowi instructed his ministers to reduce the ranks of Indonesia’s public servants

29 November 2019

Long work hours making ASEAN less productive

Although it is commonly accepted that productivity decreases as hours worked increases, three ASEAN countries rank in the top-10 of a list of countries where people work the most hours per week.The top-10 countries in the list – of which nine are in Asia – all work at least 45 hours a week according to recent data by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Qatar leads the way with the world’s longest average working week with 49 hours, while Myanmar are joint-second with Mongoli

8 September 2019