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Editorial Issue 23

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In this issue, ETHOS commemorates two decades since CSC's formation as a statutory board and our dedication to continuous learning and capability building in the Singapore Public Service. Gathering insights from a range of practitioners and thought leaders from both within and outside the Service, this issue explores what and how we should learn to be ready for the future.

Roll a D20

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Players roll a destiny dice to land on a reflection question.

Reflection Index

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A collection of methods to help learners get engaged in reflecting on their experiences and continue to build on each other's learning moments.

The Digital Work Economy and Our Human Future

Conversation  -  Gary A. Bolles

Leading tech strategist Gary Bolles offers a balanced perspective on the impact of technology on jobs, institutions, learning and human development.

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.

Public Governance: Challenges in a Changing Landscape

Article  -  Peter Ong

Policymaking should involve public perspectives and citizen efforts while staying focused on the long term, argues Singapore's Head of Civil Service.

Managing Transitions

Article  -  Khoo Ee Wan

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

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.

Narratives and the Institutional Imagination

Opinion  -  Catherine Fieschi

Political scientist Catherine Fieschi argues that every country needs a good tale to help it adapt to change while maintaining a sense of collective identity.

Public Sector Transformation — Six Small Ways to Make a Big Impact

Opinion  -  Andrew Tan

The Singapore Public Service can ready itself for a more challenging environment with more thoughtful communication, collaboration and creative use of resources.