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More employees are now placing their work environment before their remuneration packages. Photo: AFP

What really matters to Asia’s workers

Asia accounts for about 40 per cent of the world’s output. But with the global economic slowdown, the region is facing fresh – and difficult – challenges.

So how can companies in the region thrive, despite the difficult market conditions? One way is to break the mould.