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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.

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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Forging strong links with international thought leaders, policy practitioners, and academics.

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Features past issues of Ethos, event materials and CSC-authored case studies and toolkits

Enabling Organisational Transformation: Possibilities and Practice

Article  -  Lena Leong, Aurora De Souza Watters

Two public agencies illustrate transformational strategies that could help organisations rethink and reinvent themselves for the future.

How Managers Can Support Staff Mental Wellbeing in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Opinion  -  Sueann Soon

A seasoned manager offers five tips for balancing the needs of the team and individual members in times of personal difficulty.

Creating and Measuring Public Service Value

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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.

Embracing Complexity in Healthcare

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.

Population Ageing Requires Adaptive Responses, Not Just Technical Ones

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.