Dynamic Governance: Embedding Culture, Capabilities And Change In Singapore
by Neo Boon Siong & Geraldine Chen
About This Book
In a world of uncertainty and change, current achievements are no guarantee for future survival. Even if the initial chosen set of principles, policies and practices are good, static efficiency and governance would eventually lead to stagnation and decay. No amount of careful planning can assure a government of continual relevance and effectiveness if there is no capacity for learning, innovation and change to cope with new challenges in a volatile and unpredictable global environment.
This book provides an in-depth look at dynamic governance, the key to success in a world of rapid, increasing globalisation and unrelenting technological advancements. The authors, respectively from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Business School at the Nanyang Technological University, use Singapore's public service as a case study. What they found was a working system that was innovative, constantly learning, quietly improving and evolving in tandem with the demands and expectations of the people. This study reveals how a government can make good decisions. The lessons learned here will apply just as well to organisations in other contexts. With names and subject index and a glossary of acronyms.
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