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Thinking About the Future: What the Public Service Can Do

Article  -  Peter Ho

How can the Public Service overcome cognitive and institutional hindrances to anticipating strategic surprises? In the following excerpt from his 2009 Strategic Perspectives Conference keynote address, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho charts the way forward.

Governance at the Leading Edge: Black Swans, Wild Cards, and Wicked Problems

Article  -  Peter Ho

At the 2008 Strategic Perspectives Conference, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho traced the evolution of contemporary public sector practice. He concludes that while the Public Service has successfully adopted best practices from the private sector and elsewhere in the past, these are not enough to ensure good governance as we move into an unpredictable and complex future. In the following excerpt, he highlights the nature of the challenges ahead and argues that Singapore must develop its own new brand of governance in order to manage these critical uncertainties and generate original solutions to the wicked problems of our time.

The Power of Games to Drive Policy Outcomes

Article  -  Peter Ho

Well-designed games and simulations can broaden outreach, bridge divides, and offer engaging ways to understand and further public policy goals.

Simulations, Exercises and Games in the Civil Service

Article  -  Peter Ho

The former Head of Civil Service makes a case for policy gaming as a means to anchor learning, reduce surprise and surface diverse perspectives.

Civil Service College: Preparing the Public Service for the Future

Opinion  -  Lim Siong Guan, Peter Ho, Peter Ong, Leo Yip

Four top public service leaders, including the current Head, Civil Service, reflect on the role of the Civil Service College in nurturing a robust, cogent and future-ready public sector in Singapore.

Talent Management in Asia: Four Perspectives — A Singapore Human Capital Summit Plenary

Conversation  -  Israel Berman, Peter Cappelli, Ho Kwon Ping, Kan Trakulhoon

Experts and business leaders share insights on the challenges of managing talent in Asia today.

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