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Engaging Public Officers in a Hybrid Workplace

Opinion  -  Amos Law

The hybrid future of work means more thought and intention must be invested in keeping staff connected and engaged, right from the start.

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.

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.

Rethinking Incentives for the Downturn

Article  -  Stephen Choo

Management approaches that engage and enable employees are needed more than ever in a downturn, argues Hay Group’s Stephen Choo.

Perceptions of Fairness

Article  -  David Chan

The perceived fairness of process and treatment is as significant as outcomes when engaging employees, stakeholders or the public.

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.

The Value of Values in the Singapore Public Service

Article  -  Ghalpanah Thangaraju, Keith Tan

The transformation of the Public Service must also involve thoughtful reinvigoration of the values it stands for.

Thinking About Winning: Leadership in the Global War for Talent

Interview  -  Jeffrey R. Immelt

The Chairman and CEO of GE reflects on the continuing importance of sound leadership in a rapidly changing global business landscape.

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.

Rethinking Resilience in the Workplace

Opinion  -  Esther Cheah

A shift in how we view resilience—as a team-based attribute and goal rather than an individual quality—could greatly improve both work performance and staff wellbeing.