Showing page 1 of 17 results

Ethics in Public Administration: Are We Teaching What Can’t be Taught?

Opinion  -  Celia Lee

CSC researcher Celia Lee makes a case for the systematic cultivation of ethical thinking and moral development in public administration.

Not Just Service Delivery

Opinion  -  B. Guy Peters

What does it really mean for public servants to improve their interactions with citizens and customers?

Opinion: Spaces and Scapes — Thoughts on Urban Planning

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Whenever I hear the phrase "urban planning", three experiences come to mind.

Opinion: Looking for Trouble

Opinion  -  Gary Klein

It is not just that weak signals are hard to detect and understand. They are also hard to communicate and difficult to take seriously, warns naturalistic decision making guru Gary Klein.

Opinion: The Future of Futures

Opinion  -  Devadas Krishnadas

The next stage in the evolution of futures thinking could come from coordination across multiple domains, with a careful mix of capabilities.

Opinion: Mainstreaming the Praxis of Foresight: The UK Example

Opinion  -  Jeremy Tan, Calvin Chong

The UK Government's approach to futures thinking emphasises communication, engagement and broad application.

From Scarcity to Generativity: New Approaches to Governing Resources

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Data, knowledge and connections can increase rather than decrease in value with use: but we need a new public language to make the most of them.

Meritocracy: Time For An Update?

Opinion  -  Tiana Desker

While the spirit of meritocracy is still important for Singapore, there may be a need to review our ideas about how it can be put into practice.

Public Trust in Government Institutions

Opinion  -  Stephen Sedgwick

Australia's former Public Service Commissioner offers insights on maintaining the people's trust in the public sector

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.