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The New Synthesis: Preparing Government for the Challenges of the 21st Century

Article  -  Jocelyne Bourgon

The New Synthesis Framework expands the concept and practice of governance beyond traditional boundaries of public administration.

Modernising Public Sector Management: Recent Reforms in Western Australia

Article  -  Chris Stansbury, Alan Barrett

Legislative changes pave the way for greater public sector accountability, flexibility and collaboration.

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.

Strategic in Outlook, Nimble in Execution: Strengthening the Centre in Government

Article  -  Ng Chee Khern

To stay strategic in outlook and nimble in execution, the Singapore Armed Forces restructured its chain of command. Should the rest of the public sector follow suit?

The Danish Negotiated Economy

Article  -  Ove K. Pedersen

Denmark thrives on a strategy of institutional competitiveness: policies, incentives and norms that create a whole-of-society comparative advantage.

Thinking through Complexity, Managing for Uncertainty

Article  -  Lam Chuan Leong

Our thinking is less rational than we'd like to believe, but can we learn to outsmart our own cognitive biases?

Managing Singapore's Land Needs

Article  -  Melissa Sapuan

Visionary urban planning transformed a tiny island nation into a bustling business hub. Now Singapore has set its sights on becoming a distinctive global city.

Government 2.0: Pursuing National Productivity through Collaborative Networking

Article  -  Chan Lai Fung

A new model of connectedness and collaboration in Government could transform the creation and delivery of public value.

Commissioning Public Value: The Role of Civil Servants

Article  -  Peter Shergold

Civil servants should see themselves as the architects of new, flexible, cross-sectoral arrangements for creating greater public value.

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.