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.
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.
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Article - Lena Leong, Aurora De Souza Watters
Two public agencies illustrate transformational strategies that could help organisations rethink and reinvent themselves for the future.
Opinion - Sueann Soon
A seasoned manager offers five tips for balancing the needs of the team and individual members in times of personal difficulty.
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.
Opinion - Aaron Maniam, Clive Tan
In a complex environment where centralised planning has limited effectiveness, simple rules may allow the system to evolve organically towards shared goals.
Opinion - Melinda Elias, Donald Low
Beyond increased public spending, Singapore’s ageing population should prompt a deep rethinking about the structures, risks and values underpinning our healthcare system.