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How Managers Can Support Staff Mental Wellbeing in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Opinion  -  Sueann Soon

A seasoned manager offers five tips for balancing the needs of the team and individual members in times of personal difficulty.

Can We Nudge the Pandemic Away?

Article  -  Do Hoang Van Khanh, Mervin Loi

While nudges cannot and should not replace mandatory health measures and lockdowns in the COVID-19 crisis, they can be used to complement regulations, especially in helping communities cope with the long-drawn measures and negative consequences of the pandemic.

Fiscal Responses to COVID-19 in Singapore and Hong Kong

Article  -  Alfred M. Wu

Deploying judicious pandemic support measures, Singapore and Hong Kong have sought to stabilise their economies and societies, while laying a foundation for post-pandemic growth.

Strengthening Mental Wellbeing in a Pandemic

Article  -  Rianne Karthikayen

Measures to ease financial strain, support families and protect work-life balance can relieve key stressors during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Taking Stock of an Unprecedented Pandemic

Article  -  Ong Toon Hui, Danny Quah

COVID-19 has tested societies like never before: but good governance, agile policymaking, social cohesion and broad collaboration remain vital in facing the crisis of a generation.

Reshaping Behaviour and Systems in a Post-COVID Policy Landscape

Opinion  -  Robyn Mildon, Maryanna Abdo, Jane Lewis

Researchers from the global Centre for Evidence and Implementation propose policy approaches based on insights from the science of behavioural change and its implementation.

COVID-19 and Climate Change: A Foretaste of Public Service in the 21st Century

Conversation  -  Jocelyne Bourgon

The challenges we now face are emerging from our complex interrelationships with the biological and physical world. To meet them, societies will need to undertake collective efforts based on a broader common understanding and a shared sense of responsibility.

Editorial Issue 22

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

This issue of ETHOS takes stock of the COVID-19 pandemic to date—including some of its socioeconomic, governance and geopolitical implications—and reflects on how Singapore and other governments have responded to the crisis of a generation.

Transformation in the Singapore Public Service: Emerging Stronger from the Pandemic

Article  -  Ang Hak Seng, Sueann Soon

Drawing lessons from its past experiences with disruptive and transformative change, the public sector has helped steady and bring together Singaporeans in a turbulent post-COVID world.

Developing A More Humanistic Approach to Organisational Health

Article  -  Soh Zhi Liang

In the wake of the pandemic-induced shake-up of the workplace, organisations must rethink how they can better support the motivational drives and life goals of their people—or risk losing their commitment and energy.