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Editorial Digital Issue 8

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In this digital edition of ETHOS, we are reminded that in the age of machine learning, the vital work of government is still carried out not by automatons but by people—who deserve the support and nurturing necessary for them to give their best efforts. Featuring: Amos Law, Soh Zhi Liang, Khoo Ee Wan, Zoey Lew, Sueann Soon, Wu Wei Neng, and Kenneth Sim.

Ethos, journal of the Civil Service College Singapore

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ETHOS is a publication of the Civil Service College, Singapore. It aims to provide thought leadership, insight and context on a wide range of public policy issues of interest to Singapore.

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Making the Most of Diversity through Inclusive Workplace Practices

Article  -  Khoo Ee Wan, Zoey Lew

For diversity to yield benefits, inclusive practices need to be intentionally established at every level of an organisation.

Better, Faster, Cheaper: Service Transformation and Channel Migration at the Ministry of Manpower

Article  -  Penny Han

A successful transition to new service channels has transformed this traditional regulatory agency into an award-winning service provider.

Roundtable: New Challenges, New Horizons

Roundtable  -  Alaa Youssef, Zamani Saul, Serey Chea

In this edition of the Ethos Roundtable, participants of the 11th Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the challenges of an increasingly diverse citizenry and how a younger generation of public officers must avoid complacency while sustaining trust in government.

Leadership Across Generations

Article  -  Goh Han Teck

Generational differences may transform the way we identify, develop and practise leadership in the Public Service.

Fertility Rebound in the OECD: Insights for Singapore

Article  -  Koh Chiu Yee

Evidence suggests that helping parents to combine work and family life is key to raising fertility, but social and workplace norms may mitigate even the best intentioned policies.

Developing A More Humanistic Approach to Organisational Health

Article  -  Soh Zhi Liang

In the wake of the pandemic-induced shake-up of the workplace, organisations must rethink how they can better support the motivational drives and life goals of their people—or risk losing their commitment and energy.