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Managing Complexity and Uncertainties

Article  -  Lam Chuan Leong

Governments should make provisions for increasingly unpredictable and disruptive outcomes in the future, argues Lam Chuan Leong, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Governance and Leadership.

Leadership at a Time of Crisis

Article  -  Peter Shergold

Five key qualities are demanded of civil servants at a time of crisis, argues Professor Peter Shergold, a distinguished public service veteran and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Civil Service College.

Enabling Organisational Transformation: Possibilities and Practice

Article  -  Lena Leong, Aurora De Souza Watters

Two public agencies illustrate transformational strategies that could help organisations rethink and reinvent themselves for the future.

The First New Synthesis Laboratory for Master Practitioners

Article  -  Jocelyne Bourgon

A groundbreaking lab for practitioners demonstrates the robustness and applicability of the New Synthesis Framework in transforming ideas about public administration and public value for the future.

Transformative Innovation and the Policymaker of the Future

Opinion  -  Graham Leicester

The competencies needed to transform governance are already innate in the policymaking community — but a deliberate cultural shift may be necessary to bring them to the fore.

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.