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Opinion: Preparing Public Officers for New Modes of Governance

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Public service training and development should evolve in tandem with the dynamic, relational modes of governance that are emerging.

The Changing Face of Government

Roundtable  -  Mothusi Bruce Rabasha Palai, Feng Tie, Ashraf Hassan Abdelwahab

The Ethos Roundtable brings together thought leaders and practitioners to discuss key issues of interest to the public service. In this session, three eminent participants in Singapore’s inaugural Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the evolving challenges facing public sectors around the world today.

Redesigning the Service Experience

Article  -  June Gwee

Design thinking approaches could catalyse breakthrough innovations in public service delivery.

Integrated Sevice Delivery:The Australian Department of Human Services

Interview  -  Jeff Popple

Jeff Popple, from Australia’s Department of Human Services, discusses their experience in integrating service operations across different agencies, in order to achieve large-scale synergies.

What Does It Mean to Optimise Public Service Delivery?

Opinion  -  John Lim, Lee Chong Hock

Lee Chong Hock and John Lim from the PS21 Office examine the challenges that face the Singapore Public Service, as it reaches beyond individual service excellence towards Whole-of-Government outcomes.

Book Review: Public Services at the Crossroads

Review  -  Garvin Chow

With a pool of increasingly educated citizens, a knowledge-savvy workforce and highly competitive market forces, many governments are feeling the pressure to continually improve the quality of their public services.

Thinking About the Future: What the Public Service Can Do

Article  -  Peter Ho

How can the Public Service overcome cognitive and institutional hindrances to anticipating strategic surprises? In the following excerpt from his 2009 Strategic Perspectives Conference keynote address, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho charts the way forward.

Creating and Measuring Public Service Value

Article

How can we measure the public sector’s bottomline? Accenture’s Ng Wee Wei advocates an outcome-oriented approach based on the concept of public value.

Enterprise Risk Management: Strengthening Singapore's Advantage

Article  -  Ang Hak Seng

ERM could serve as a shared platform for understanding complexity and assessing trade-offs at the whole-of-government level.

Managing Transitions

Article  -  Khoo Ee Wan

How can individuals manage the challenges — and reap the potential benefits — of life changes and workplace transitions?